Patrick Alt

Patrick Alt (American b. 1950 - 2013)


Alt's photographic work continues the tradition of large format black and white photography, concentrating mostly on the platinum/palladium printing process. He uses numerous large format cameras to create his images. These range from 8” X 10”, the 12” X 20” banquet camera and the 18” X 22” mammoth plate camera, some of which are up to 100 years old. Many of his images are created using old antique lenses as well, giving a distinctive look to the final print. The main body of his work deals with the nude in the landscape and more recently with rural and urban documentation. His work reflects the Pictorialist's sensibility and their belief in beauty as the prime source of image making.