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.

In parallel with a technology career, 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

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

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

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

Gold member Canon Professional Services (CPS) - video testimonials shoot
Kevin Moore Book Series on history of Salsa and Dance - multiple liner and cover shots
MITRA featured videographer
Staff Photographer -
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 - 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