Piece description from the artist
La Garita, Colorado is home to a general store/restaurant and a few dozen buildings. Many would pass by this area in the San Luis Valley without even realizing it exists. To rock climbers, however, this area has been popular for decades. While driving in and out of the canyons, one is treated to magnificent views of the Sangre de Christo mountain range, home to many of Colorado's 14,000'+ peaks.
My focus and intent as a photographer is to transport the viewer from their place in space and time to another world. I am an adventure photographer who's goal is to capture those images that epitomize adventure. I want to instill in my viewers a sense of transformation and transportation of their mind – to take the viewer to the places and situations where the photographs reside. I want the viewer's heart rate to increase when they see an adrenaline filled photo; a sense of height and dizziness when they see a photo from a mountain top; a sense of calming and relaxation when they focus on the awe-inspiring landscapes of seldom visited positions. I strive to embody adventure in every photograph and strive to share these images with everyone.
Patrick is currently working full time as a rock climbing guide in Colorado and travels as much as he can.