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Bryan Paul Patterson : Photographer & Fine Artist

 

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Winter Windows

Untitled Project

December 2011

Just some personal shooting.  I’ve been fascinated with shooting into buildings through their windows at night lately.  Interesting ideas there…

Spirits/Manifestations

Spirits/Manifestations

Fall 2011

Here are some selected images from an independent project I undertook this fall at my college.  The work is an attempt to visualise the state between the physical and the spiritual; life and the afterlife; manifestation and non-being.  I approached this project with the desire to use as little digital manipulation as possible; so, towards that goal all of the images were produced in-camera with a combination of techniques including long-exposure, multiple exposure, and practical trickery.  The only major digital editing that took place was the addition of colour in the “Manifestation” series.

The still images were also produced in conjunction with audio elements and video installations.  A portion of this project was shown with the work of two other artists under the name Abstraction at the Red Panty Press Gallery in Sarasota, Florida on December 7th, 2011.

More Hybrid People

Hybrids

November 2011

Continuing an earlier project I posted here, this is the result of the second wave.  I shot a dozen or so of my friends and then set out to create entirely new people by combining their features in Photoshop.  Each of these portraits is a composite of between three and five different people.  My goal was to turn this project into a self-published book, but my interest in the content slowly tapered off until I decided to leave the project as it was.

Nocturnal Storefronts

Nocturnal Storefronts

November 2011

Just a small series I made for an assignment.  I like to wander Sarasota a lot a night, and one of the things that interests me visually is the multitude of darkened storefronts you find.  The little vignettes of consumer landscapes, once darkened and abandoned, seem to take on a life of their own and describe a different atmosphere than what is intended.  These images were shot through the windows of stores in St. Armand’s Circle at about 2 in the morning.  They were completed with a bit of HDR and some experimentation with black and white.  I definitely plan on continuing this body of work in the near future.

James is dead!

James

October 2011

Standalone portrait of a friend.

Anti-Stereotypes

Stereotypes

October 2011

I had to do a project that somehow commented on stereotypes; so, naturally I decided to completely turn the concept around and create a sort of anti-stereotype.  I photographed a diverse selection of my friends and created composite portraits of people who would defy the typical categorizations of race, gender, sexual preference, etc.  To me, this project is a metaphor for the age of globalism and multiculturalism we’re all living in.  I plan on expanding this idea into a self-published book later this month.

Suburban Ritual

Ritual

October 2011

A “constructed narrative” project.  The neighbors have some strange hobbies…