THROUGH THE LENS
PATRICK ALT • OLD GRAIN ELEVATOR & RAILROAD TRACKS, ELKHART, KS
stand them (he says he still hasn’t after 40 years of shooting them), and with landscapes he seeks the ‘oddly, wonderful human imprints’ upon the land. Now he’s creating photographic sculptures of found objects, natural elements and hand-built frames to create altar-type tributes for his “Goddess” series of women dressed in tribal headdresses and ethnic accoutrements. With the humble sincerity of a saint, he declares, “When I look at my prints, it amazes me that I can create such beauty.” He has no tolerance for anything less than excellence, no matter the time and effort it takes. He says with platinum printing and large format cameras, it takes ‘God-like patience to do it.’ When a student of his proudly denounced using a large format for the ease of a digital camera, he asked, “When did laziness become a virtue?’’ His work is represented by Peter Fetterman Gallery. www.patrickalt.com
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