Patrick Cowan has been involved in photography ever since he was a small child. He realized early on he had an eye for photography. Patrick began to explore photography and won several local awards in the 1980s with “Reflections” and “The Thief.” During that time, Patrick also photographed weddings and portraits, while he continued his full time employment with the State of California. As Patrick’s career with the California Department of Corrections became more demanding, he sidelined his photography. After retiring in 2010, Patrick decided it was time to again pick up his camera and begin the adventure of photographing the world as he sees it through the lens.
Patrick uses digital cameras, as well as traditional film cameras. This allows him to explore the world using old and new technology. All of Patrick’s prints are printed using either Fuji Crystal Archival Photographic paper or Kodak Metallic Archival Photographic paper using light processing. Patrick attempts to stay true to the original photographic process by only correcting color, saturation, and contrast. Since these items are what Patrick could correct in a dark room using conventional techniques.
Currently on display at Studio 24 Spanish Village Art Center, Balboa Park, San Diego, California.
College courses on photography and darkroom techniques and a Masters in Business Administration.
First Place and Best in Show "Reflections" 1986 and Second Place "The Thief" 1989.