Images in this series are created by manipulating and re-photographing antique portraits. The 19th Century tintype photographs used in the project are purchased from flea markets and via online auctions. Time and circumstance has separated the photographs from their original owners and descendants. The identities of the subjects are lost forever. The work examines our desire to be remembered and the photograph’s inability to assist in the process. While a photograph can represent the various personal, social, cultural and poetic complexities of human existence, it cannot capture or preserve these things.
Who is Patrick Loehr?
I’m a Denver based creative professional pursuing interest related to visual art and design. My work incorporates various media including photography, drawing, painting, and video. I’ve held an Assistant Professorship at Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design and served as Chari of Art & Design at the Community College of Aurora. I am a member of Pangloss Gravitron, a Denver based art collective.