Patrick SmithPhotographer, Portland

Patrick Smith is a recent transplant from Chicago. Having studied film/video in college, he has always had a deep interest in telling stories through images. In the last decade, Patrick veered away from film/video and into mixing cocktails/running a James Beard award-winning bar. During a mystical journey in Costa Rica, he decided to pursue an idea that had been percolating in the back of his mind for some time, that being photography. His timing lined up perfectly with the start of the pandemic, which has led to an interesting beginning in a new career. Undeterred, Patrick has taken any opportunity to photograph his wide range of interests from music, to friends, street photography, and landscapes.