Living Statue . Street Performer
Patrick is an incredible person and was gracious enough to allow me to follow him around for a day. He is a street performer working as a weathered statue in Seattle, WA. He can be found outside of the West Lake Center and around town during events. In addition to his performance work, Patrick is also a talented artist, musician and an all around nice guy. You can find out more about his music at www.garagevoice.com
Why I started the project:
My background in photography is photojournalism. Since I haven’t found a newspaper to call my own, I have tried different venues of photography over the past three years with little luck. I have wanted to get back into creating stories with my images, shooting for content with a deeper meaning and not just for visual appeal. I have also wanted to invest time in long-term documentary stories. I’ve never been much of a writer so I decided to start working on a series of short multimedia pieces for the year of 2011 - a character series.
I’ve paired still images with audio and some film clips to create the following video. It is the first multimedia piece I have ever attempted and in the process I have learned a lot and realized just how much more I need to learn. I am excited to start sharing these stories with you. I hope to create at least ten similar pieces. Please feel free to like, share, tweet the project if you enjoy what you see. Feedback is also welcome; let me know what you think. Thank you. I appreciate you taking to view my work.