Pat Christian | Red Espresso
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Photography by Pat Christian

As an writer, photographer, actor I don't always know who I am sometimes. If I was only a photographer I might always have my Nikon camera with me. But I don't. Still it is curious what my cell phone can do in a pinch. The other day I was at the Red Expresso and took just a few photos with my Blackberry Storm. With a some post production, these are a few of my shots.

Shutter of my camera’s recollection, what is it you fancy me to notice here now? What accidental or intentional defining, onion-revealing? I will improvise on all this impossible behavior and textured geometry. I fear they are short-lived in this fleet light of my prying. What meaning of them and this moment is to be revealed? And what might I reveal about me? Yes, Henri, “sharpness is a bourgeois concept.” Yet my lens is sharper than my wit. So chance and accident, please lend a hand in this physical and visual place somewhere in this stream of time. Isn’t it born of so many unspoken feelings and a milieu of conditions and presuppositions? Standing now at these crossroads of physical and psychological space, my camera and I rely on uncompleted skill and whatsoever muses? Now, viewer, these photographs remain an incomplete utterance without you who see them with new eyes. What now do these photographs say of you?

—Pat Christian

San Francisco-born writer, photographer, and actor Pat Christian currently lives near Sundance, Utah, specializing in creative projects in the Beehive State and the west coast. View more biographical information and some his creative work at Publication list at: