ABOUT~ Patrick M Lynch
Patrick is a photographer living in the small town of Welcome, NC. Among Patrick's work you will find images created with medium and large format film cameras from the 1940's through the 1990's and prefering fully mechanical cameras and lenses which are free of electronics.
Using a hybrid method of photographing and developing film Patrick produces high quality scans of the film images. From the scans minimal image manipulation is done to preserve the photographed scene as it was made. Modifications to the scans is mostly limited to darkroom techniques but done with greater precision. Works are available through FAA and you may contact Patrick directly for signed prints he produces himself and other high quality options.
Patrick was born in Meriden Connecticut and grew up in Norwich, CT. He gained his first interest in photography from his father William who would process images in a darkened basement. Patrick first started making his own images while studying Industrial Technology at Central Connecticut State University. Prior to graduation Patrick secured his first regular paying photography job with the New Britain Herald newspaper. Working as a photojournalist at a local newspapers opened the door to working for other papers and eventually he found himself in the town of his birth as a photojournalist for the Meriden Record Journal.
Tiring of Connecticut winters Patrick moved to South Florida. A friend asked "what will you do there?" Not knowing how to answer the response was "Sit in the Everglades and make photos" It took a few months but Patrick secured employment with the South Florida Water Management District, a large environmental agency. At times he ended up sitting in the Everglades making photos. Much of Patrick's work at this time was photographing projects related to environmental restoration in the Everglades, Kissimmee River Basin and coastal environments of Florida. This continued for nearly sixteen years and Patrick's environmental images have been and continue to be published around the world.
Patrick is again working on his own photography and once more has time for his fist love, Black And White.