Patti At The Piano, Today's Coolphoto

We retrieved this Gulbransen upright from the basement of my parents’ home where it had been since we moved in some 20 years before. What took eight hours for two men from the moving company to get in, my two friends and I got out in forty five minutes, door to door. The basement door was at the foot of a stairway ten feet below. The secret was to ask my father Jim, a naval architect and marine engineer, to look at it. “They had trouble because the piano was too big for the well and they spent all those hours lifting and turning it to fit into the door. Just build a platform to raise it about a foot above the floor of the well,” he said.

Worked like a champ. Thanks Dad, you’re brilliant!

Todays Coolphoto 20190424

Patti At The Piano, Tacoma, 1996, (Vintage Silver)
Print 18164
Original Date 1996
Print Date 2096
Size 10x8
Format Silver
Edition One Only
Stamp On Back
Price $625

First Ever Photograph of a Human Being  — Boulevard du Temple  in Paris (1838) by Louis Daguerre. In the bottom left hand corner is a man who was having his shoes shined.

First Ever Photograph of a Human BeingBoulevard du Temple in Paris (1838) by Louis Daguerre. In the bottom left hand corner is a man who was having his shoes shined.

Back in the day when I was young and excited by the great photographs of the street I had seen, I stepped out the door to get some of the same. The shuffle and rhythm of past shooter’s footsteps echoed before me, along with the click of their shutters and their gasps of surprise.

Street Photography is the original focus of photography; its subject most quickly and easily captured and recognized. And even now, we look for those looks on the faces sent our way as we rush past.

For the next few days I’ll be showing my latest finds. I’ll be showing faces as they pass, and the wake of others that have already sailed by. I’ll be showing scenes that grabbed me by the shoulders and cried, “Did you see that? Did you SEE THAT!”

Vintage - I printed the photograph within a year of the original exposure.
Archival Pigment - Printed in my studio using computer technology with pigmented inks on acid and lignin free paper.
Silver - Printed in my darkroom on gelatin silver paper. These prints are double weight on a cotton fiber base.

Price does not include shipping or taxes.

Christopher Petrich is a photographer active in the Pacific Northwest. He is based in Tacoma Washington where he grew up and raised a family. Over his 50 year career he has worked on projects in Europe, the Middle East, and Japan as well as in 23 American states coast to coast. He has placed his work in corporate and private collections worldwide.