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I'm posting older, black and white photos taken in the 1970's and (eventually) the early 80's here;

They're the result of scanning unorganized negatives from that period, so they appear only gradually. Stuff I like by other people I put here:

And I put stuff I shoot with my phone, when it seems especially phone-like, here:

Be sure to check out the Vivo photography collective, as well:

This site has two hidden components. The first consists of the old stuff, largely contained in the Old Silver collection, which was scanned from prints made between about 1972 and 1990. The second is composed of pictures taken after 2003, some born digital but most scanned from 35mm negatives. The first component is much tighter, having been culled from about 18 years’ worth of shooting. The second much larger and growing portion is less focused and more constrained, largely the result of lunchtime walks. The quality of most of the recent scans is indifferent - batch produced on a flatbed that can't really do justice to the camera's optics. Almost none of these recent images have been printed.

Most (but not very) recent:

Available in Print:

La Pura Vida, Issue 1

Back when he wasn't yet a famous guy, Michael David Murphy interviewed me on 2point8:

Here are a few of the other fractions of my 15 minutes:

Regards sur la Nouvelle Orleans / Visions of New Orleans

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    Vasilikos Lukas says:

    "one of the best photographers here on flickr!!!"

    December 8th, 2012

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    patrickjoust says:

    Chuck is very modest about his work, but it truly is a great achievement. He is an amazing and inspiring classic street photographer. His images capture ordinary moments that have an impressive sense of depth that just get better with time. After seeing his images here and there, I took the time one night to look at his entire stream and what a great experience that was. There is a lot to be enjoyed here and I'm so glad he has shared his work with all of us."

    June 3rd, 2010

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    perFect slackR says:

    "Chuck is really a documentarian at heart, and a gifted photographer. His photographs are testimonials to his time from his vantage point. It is so important to preserve our unique experiences so the others may draw upon them and see a more complete picture. Chuck does that and much more. Now, how bout that beer in New Orleans?"

    October 21st, 2009

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    photomeister69 says:

    "rarely do I find a photographer who's 50 best shots really are a pleasure to watch. they made me laugh and made me think. I don't write many testimonials because I don't find much to write about.


    bob fischer"

    October 19th, 2009

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    whirrdz says:

    "Chuck often makes me chuckle, but more than that... he's one of those quiet yet careful photographers that has been obsessively doing this thing, his thing, for years, for decades. Doing it. While he is humble, he's got fans, to be sure... There are few photographers (either then or now) whose constantly growing, evolving vision, with street smarts & a subtle, candid oeuvre have a patch on his or on him: namely, Chuck Patch."

    September 21st, 2009

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    Paul Russell99 says:

    "Great photographer, all-round clever yet modest chap, under-16 World Frisbee finalist, expert cheesemaker, Louisiana slimmer of the year (1977), and psychic clairvoyant to the stars.

    Actually, I need to check up on some of those, but the first two are definitely correct."

    November 23rd, 2008

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    John Goldsmith says:

    "A masterful photographer....

    Did I say I want to shoot like Chuck?"

    June 21st, 2008

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    Bryan.Formhals says:


    December 28th, 2007

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    mikepetersphotography says:

    "Chuck has been consistently brilliant over many years, especially this last year despite the havoc he has had to contend with."

    September 1st, 2006

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    John Brownlow says:

    "Chuck flat out rocks. It's a huge pleasure to see a stream of his photos emerging from the wreckage of Katrina. One of the few photographers working the streets traditionally whose work really does it for me."

    December 9th, 2005

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    ANNA:poet says:

    "Chuck is one of those photographers that you cannot help but want to be like. His shots have shown me life in America as much as Winogrand did. I am serious, this man is a HUGE talent and I hope I can shoot like him some day."

    June 2nd, 2005

Chuck Patch
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