Medium: photographyLocations: InternationalYears: 2007 — Current This ongoing series explores the streets of major cities throughout the world in the early hours of the morning. The photographs — partially a result of insomnia-driven wanderings, partially of an obsession with pure structure of urban settings — offer … Continue readingNightlight
Medium: BookLocation: South KoreaYear: 2015 This book, released in Korea, includes 45 postcards, each with an image from our travels to natural farms, and bite-sized ‘wisdom from the field’ quotes from the natural farmers that my partner Suhee Kang and I spent so much time … Continue readingFinal Straw: Wisdom from the Field (book)
We start by building a natural food garden in an abandoned lot, and announcing the opening of a restaurant there. When customers come to order their meal, instead of serving them food, we hand them a seedling, asking them to plant it in the garden … Continue readingREALtimeFOOD: World’s Slowest Restaurant
A book of forty five postcards, each with an image from our travels to natural farms, and bite-sized quotes from the natural farmers in Korea, Japan, and the United States. … Continue readingFinal Straw: Wisdom from the Field (book)
The farms in this image series look more like wild fields than food growing operations. This is a big part of why these farms are such a powerful solution for a host of ecological issues, including climate change, soil loss, resource depletion, pollution, and the … Continue readingFarmscapes
We typically separate what is “urban” from what is “nature”. The photographs in Wonderland #3: Trees Thriving in Glorious Nature suggests subtle moments of interconnection. Photographed in cities around the world over the course of more than a decade, these frames depict moments where trees … Continue readingWonderland #3: Trees Thriving in Glorious Nature
Medium: light painting, soundYear: 2010 – currentLocation: international Green is an image and sound study of plant life in urban spaces around the world. Part photography, part performance, part soundscape, the works are printed on a handmade Japanese ‘washi’ paper, and exhibited along with soundscapes based on the … Continue readingGreen
Green is a painterly image and sound experiment and a ‘feeling’ study of plant life in urban spaces around the world. The pieces are printed on a special Japanese ‘washi’ paper which is handmade from plant fibers, and include digitally linked soundscapes.
Medium: two channel videoLocations: Edinburgh, UK; Yamaguchi, Japan; Nagoya, JapanYear: 2012 A video-based work exploring the concept of ‘harvest’ within rural-agrarian and urban-consumer society. Harvest depicts a local consumer procuring harvest from a local supermarket (right), and a farmer hand-harvesting the same rice in the country of origin … Continue readingHarvest
Location: South Korea Years: 2011 — 2012 Each time I visit South Korea, the omnipresent rows of repetitive residential towers are a design feature that always feels hugely out of place in the context of the Korean society I see on the vibrant streets of the old … Continue readingNew Town: South Korea
ABOUT THE SERIES These photos are from various shoots over the last few years — commercial, editorial, personal — involving people. Somewhere around 2011, I chose to forgo studio and flash lighting and now work exclusively with natural light. This way of working requires far … Continue readingPeople
Medium: photography, performanceYear: 2010-2012Location: Silicon Valley, United States Pretty Little Masks is a direct result of my portrait photography commissions between 2007-2009, during which time I ran a commercial photography studio in Silicon Valley. The studio photographer has a unique moral problem today in that the level of … Continue readingPretty Little Masks Project
“Masks” is a participatory photo shoot, editing session, and audio/visual exposure of the raw, eerie, and sometimes unsightly reality of our obsession with perfection.
Project Transport Me aims to create new avenues for cultural understanding and acceptance, using transportation as a common theme. The project will document every station on the world’s largest metro systems using images, words, and audio, and create from this database of media, juxtapositions of … Continue readingProject Transport Me
ABOUT THE SERIES Observing everyday details of the city through frames given by urban structures.
Even when working on other projects, Patrick has often been known to stop what he’s doing, get up, and take a several-hours-walk around the city. These are just a few images (of thousands) featuring cityscapes from around the world. … Continue readingCityscape