My previous full-time role was as a technologist. For over 30 years directing people, implementing infrastructure and moving bits were my life. Details of those years can be found on my LinkedIn profile. www.linkedin.com/patrickthickey

In parallel with a technology career, idyll.com registered as a domain in 1993 and began leveraging the use of the Internet for sharing digital photographs.

Clients seek me out to provide photo-journalistic images versus posed, studio work. It's a matter of choice, often studio photography is perfectly stunning but just as often it is too good and imparts suspicions of having been faked or altered to attain perfection. I believe images captured without embellishment other than basic color and light balance impart a lasting impression, a peek into a slice of time. Translation: natural poses age well.

Please email me using the link below to discuss how we might work together and book a session.





patrick at idyll dot com


Camera Bodies
Canon EOS 1DX
FujiFilm X100S

Lenses
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

Stuff
Heliopan Variable Lichtfilter ND 0,3 - ND 1,8
Markins Q-Ball M10 ballhead
Slik Pro 613 CF Carbon Fiber Tripod
MITRA 3D Mic Pro
MITRA Beamer DSLR
TASCAM DR-40

Software
Capture One 7.2.3
Gretag Macbeth Color calibration
Christophe Metairie ICC color profiles
Final Cut Pro 10.1.3
Compressor 4.1.3
Motion 5.1.2

Portfolio
Gold member Canon Professional Services (CPS)
BootCampDevOps.com - video testimonials shoot
Kevin Moore Book Series on history of Salsa and Dance - multiple liner and cover shots
MITRA featured videographer
Staff Photographer - timba.com
Brian Andres and the Afro-Cuban Jazz cartel CD release - video and inner liner shot
Brian Andres and the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel - promotional video shoot
Alexander Abreu & Havana D' Primera - live shoot of Cuba's hot 2012 band
Yoshi's San Francisco - Marlow Rosado promo shoot
2012 SALSAtlanta - The Three Day Cuban party
Cuba Caribe Dance Festival - 2014 San Francisco dance festival
Cuba Caribe Dance Festival - 2013 San Francisco dance festival
Cuba Caribe Dance Festival - 2012 San Francisco dance festival
Alexa Weber Morales - live shoot of Alexa's performance at Yoshi's
San Francisco/Bay Area Salsa Rueda Festival - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - performances and artists
San Francisco/Bay Area Salsa Rueda Festival - 2011 - timba.com feature
Timbalive CD release "La Timba Pa' To el Mundo" 2011 - CD jacket shot
Rumbaché - 2011 - "Llegó la Fiesta" CD jacket shoot and web site photography
Felix Samuel - Felix Samuel web site main photo.
San Jose Jazz Festival 2011 - artist feature shoot
Nora Roman and the Border Busters - 2011 - CD cover photo contribution
Mission Vario Project - Soul Criollo - 2010 - CD front and back cover, the music of Marcus Lopez
Christian Tumalan - cover art, performances
Las Que Son Son - performances
Afri-K-Sineras - performances
Rueda con Ritmo - Cuban dance, performances
Zambaleta Dance - dance, performances
Bailamos Salsa Rueda - live performance and dance
TripSite - International Travel photos
food shoot - My Mom's Mole, packaging shoot for client in Watsonville, CA