Street Photography

‘The Scrapper’

http://www.patcorlinphotography.com/Galleries/Travel/Travel-Cuba/i-7WzCN9g/APatCorln_TGL_CUBA_DSC4193_edit_final_final_web_wtrmrk‘The Scrapper’

This is a very special and rather ‘non-traditional’ image to begin presenting my visual and rather ‘non-traditional’ journey through the compelling streets of Cuba.  As my fellow travelers, family and close friends are aware, the sudden passing of my brother and soulmate occurred about a third of the way through +The Giving Lens’s first workshop to Cuba.  I could not have made it through the journey without the kindness of each and every member of our #TGLCuba team. My gratitude for your support and continued friendship is immense.

As was his way, my brother told me to ‘get on that plane, take lots of pictures’ and (of course) bring me back a Cuban cigar’. Chuck was always pushing me to do what was in my heart, encouraging me to get everything out of this life while the getting was good. I took him at his word and got on the plane, not knowing he was leaving this world in a matter of days. When I heard the news from home I was thrown into an emotional roller coaster. Panic nearly set in as I tried everything but was not able to secure an early departure out of Cuba. Faced with the reality that I simply could not return to where my heart ached to be, I fell into a survival mode of my own, compartmentalizing my emotions as I had no choice but to try and honor him by doing what he wanted most for me.  I honestly believe the my brother had some hand in making me complete the trip. I took a deep breath (many in fact), sat down on the sidewalks of Havana and Trinidad to observe the streets before me and I began photographing.  Before I knew it I was drawn to the four legged animals of the streets and the rooftops. It was here I found the world of ‘The Scrapper’.  Captured on my last day on the island and very nearly the last photograph I took, this one dog, this Scrapper stood out amongst the many. Hungry, covered in dirt, ticks and God knows what else, he moved methodically down the streets, sticking his nose in every bag, finding bits and pieces to nibble on before moving on to another pile. Most people might see this as a terrible life of an exhausting, never ending quest to do whatever it takes to survive.  I, on the other hand, saw a friendly and seemingly happy dog who liked to walk with the humans passing by, a bounce in his step and tail wagging furiously … always. His spirit remained strong though his circumstances seemed dire. The irony did not escape me and it made me smile. Over the years, my brother’s many efforts in his own  struggles to survive led me to describe him to others as a ‘Hell of a Scrapper’.  He fought cancer with dignity and a great spirit. We had more years and memories than predicted because of this.  Cancer finally figured him out and took him from us, but not without one Hell of a fight. Those us us left behind remain her to honor him, his life, his love and his strengths.  Whatever images come from my Cuban Journey are dedicated to my brother’s life … the life of ‘The Scrapper.’

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When There Are No Words Simply Read The Wall . . .

When There Are No Words Simply Read The Wall . . .

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After The Storm – Repost of Photojournalist Orlando Uy – Talcoban, Philippines

After The Storm

After The Storm

Every now and then I am introduced to the work of an individual that moves me beyond words. Such is the work of photojournalism of Orland Uy of the Philippines.  Extraordinary doesn’t even come close to describing … so I will leave you with two links instead:https://www.facebook.com/walkswithmycamera

http://afternoonwalks.wordpress.com/2013/12/02/after-the-storm/

A walk with my camera

I wasn’t prepared for this, and neither was my government.  After 3 very challenging weeks, I have already come to terms with the situation, that recovery will be a long process but we’ll eventually get there.  The Philippine government, however, is still in denial.  We survived, but eventually it will be politics that will kill us all.

I went out to take photos on the following morning, but after seeing so much pain and struggle, I couldn’t play the role of a casual observer.  I, too, was part of this and I realized that I had a bigger role to play: to survive the aftermath, both physically and emotionally.

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The water supply was shut down except for this pipe at the Tacloban Shopping Center.  There was already a long line of people waiting in line.  They brought every bottle and bucket they had to fill with water.  I made a…

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The Human Habitrail

The Human Habitrail

The Human Habitrail

“The Human Habitrail”

Gillette Stadium, Home of the New England Patriots, Foxboro, Massachusetts

 

2013 Performing Images Photography by Pat Corlin

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The Colors Of Montreal

“The Colors of Montreal”

The Colors Of Montreal

The Colors Of Montreal

As I was making my way back to my hotel after visiting the Old City, I rounded the corner and stepped on to Rue St Antoine St W and BAM! I was hit by a joyous wall of brilliant color that is110 meters long and numerous stories high! The iconic glass facade of the Palais de Congress de Montreal is a kaleidoscope of color with 332 colored glass panels and 58 transparent glass panels. Canadian architect, Hal Ingberg created the colored panels by sandwiching colored Vanceva polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayer between two panels of glass! Sadly, I was running late and could only capture one quick image as I literally ran by and I made a note to schedule many hours inside this building on my next trip back to this wonderful city.

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Looks Like It Is My Turn To Ask For Your Vote!

The Missing LInk

The Missing LInk

Hey Everyone, WHAT A COOL SURPRISE!

Looks like it is my turn to ask you for your vote!

I just received word that my photo was chosen as the local winner in the Scott Kelby’s 2013 Worldwide Photo Walk in October! I am honored and JAZZED to represent! It would be GREAT to bring home the PEOPLE’s CHOICE AWARD in honor of all of our Seacoast Photographers who came out for the photo walk on that beautiful morning in Portsmouth! So if you want to check it out and cast your vote on the Scott Kelby Photo Walk site, my photo is on page 12 under PORTSMOUTH at this link:

http://worldwidephotowalk.com/peoples-choice/page/12/

Run your curser over the stars under the image and they will turn red, check the vote you want to save and that’s it!

GRATITUDE for the support and  I promise I’ll keep you all updated on our progress!

“We Get What We’re Given And We Shoot What We Get!”

“We get what we’re given (when it comes to weather in New England) and we shoot what we get! In the White Mountains, the Kancamagus Highway was cold and grey this October weekend. As we drove up the into the mountains for only 10 minutes Chris Keeley and I discovered that most of the great expanses of Autumn color had passed at the higher elevations. But that did not stop from photographing all day long! We found pockets of color, plenty of water scenes to capture and the occasional human interactions that made for great Kodak moments, as they say.

October Afternoon On The Kancamagus Highway

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Image captured with a Nikon D3s, Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 lens, Focal Length 200mm, 1/25000 sec; f/2.8 ISO 2500, Aperture Priority, Focus Mode; CF

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Image captured with a Nikon D3s, Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 lens, Focal Length 200mm, 1/25000 sec; f/2.8 ISO 2500, Aperture Priority, Focus Mode; CF

My Office Today!

Hitting the streets of Portsmouth New Hampshire with The Seacoast Photographer’s Group for the Annual Kelby World Photo Walk!

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Just Hanging Out

Hanging Out On The Porch

Hanging Out On The Porch

With all this celebration over +michael Bonocore’s birthday, I found myself back in my #TGL-Cambodia galleries looking for the perfect photograph for the boy. And of course, I spent the rest of the afternoon re-visiting images from the entire trip. That gallery is like a treasure trove just waiting to be re-discovered! So I just had to process at least one. This … was one of my favorites from our trip down the Tonle Sap River to the Floating Village. I hope you enjoy the image.

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Pure Delight

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There just is no better sound than the giggles of children. Everywhere we went in Tanzania we were greeted with great excitement, smiles and lots of laughter from the little ones.
When returning home from +The Giving Lens workshops, I am constantly asked by many, “What was it like? Tell us EVERYTHING!” How many times can I use the words, extraordinary, remarkable, incredible, life altering? I constantly feel I’ve come up short when trying to put into words what it is like to take part in the unconventional workshops put on by this organization.
It has been a couple of months since I journeyed through Africa with +Colby Brown, +Kate Siobhan and the members of Tanzania – Team 2. I still have, literally, thousands of images to go through to decide which ones I keep and which must go. I thought it would be “easy” to delete the “bad ones” and keep only the technically correct photographs to process and share. But that theory isn’t quite working out as I had imagined. As I dig deep into my huge collection of images, I find myself struggling to let go of many that are not technically “perfect.” With this particular image, I have had a bit of an epiphany! One of many, actually, brought on by my working this unique organization. This particular photograph has brought me to a place where I now understand that the perfect image I am always looking for simply needs to to tell a story more than it needs to be technically correct in every way!
How liberating!

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