Sequim, WA, USA
Patrick Downs began his career in San Diego, CA after college and joined the Los Angeles Times at age 24. He was one of the youngest staff photographers ever hired there. As an L.A. Times staff photographer for 20 years, he covered news and features all over California, the US, and many parts of the world. Everything from shooting food in the studio to working at the White House, two summer Olympics, the Oscars and much Hollywood sizzle, covering the Philippine Revolution and Gulf War I (embedded with the Marines), the Rodney King riot, earthquakes, infant mortality in Mississippi, multiple NBA and NFL championships, the soccer World Cup, and too many other stories and news events to list. A project on homicide in L.A. was a Pulitzer Prize finalist and which won the Sigma Delta Chi Gold Medal. When he left L.A. it was for the Big Sky Country of Montana and he now lives in the Pacific NW, 60 miles west of Seattle on the Olympic Peninsula.
SHIFT to first person mode: I love real life and shooting too many things (but really, is that possible?). Photographer Burk Uzzle said, "Photography is a love affair with life" and I would add it is a passport into other worlds.
My motto is: "Real life, well seen." It would be a pleasure to work with you.
• Commercial / Corporate / Advertising
• Private commissions, including portraiture
WILL TRAVEL the Pacific NW, the west and beyond.
- Breaking news