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Ocean City, MD

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Dundalk, MD

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Middle East - Baltimore, MD

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About Patrick

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Patrick Joust's picture
One of the things I have loved about photography as an art form is that the possibilities within it have kept expanding over the years. It's a medium that allows me to express different sides of my personality. So while I didn't start out taking pictures at night, the way I do today, the medium was ready for me when I did finally decide to venture out with my old cameras and a tripod.  Even before I started taking pictures, the night had a strong hold on my imagination. As a kid I was... more

Here and Now

This collection includes images taken between 2014 and 2017. They work as a kind of visual essay on how I feel about the present.

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    Armistead Gardens, east Baltimore
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    Dundalk
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Commonwealth

This collection consists of images of the mining and industrial regions of Pennsylvania.

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    Pottsville
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    Pottsville
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    Mahanoy City
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    Hanover
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    Maple Hill
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    Pottsville
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    St. Clair
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    Pottsville
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    Gilberton
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    Bethlehem

We've seen how strange things can get at night, part 1

Images from my photo book We've seen how strange things can get at night.

I put this book together in 2013. The process of editing a small collection of images has helped me improve my editing skills and think about sequencing and the relationships between different images. It has also been a challenge. While there is no explicit narrative in this book, the way images are ordered and paired has a major influence on how the whole is interpreted by the viewer. I consider this and my other collection (Still) to be works in progress. As well as making the print version available for sale, I have shared a free downloadable version as well. The feedback from viewer's has given me ideas on how to improve upon this project and inspiration for other collections of my work.

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    Catonsville, MD
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    Saint Paul - Baltimore, MD
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    Curtis Bay - Baltimore, MD
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    Waldorf, MD
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    Remington - Baltimore, MD
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    Pumphrey, MD
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    Dundalk, MD
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    Dundalk, MD
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    Ocean City, MD
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    Ocean City, MD

We've seen how strange things can get at night, part 2

Images from my photo book We've seen how strange things can get at night.

I put this book together in 2013. The process of editing a small collection of images has helped me improve my editing skills and think about sequencing and the relationships between different images. It has also been a challenge. While there is no explicit narrative in this book, the way images are ordered and paired has a major influence on how the whole is interpreted by the viewer. I consider this and my other collection (Still) to be works in progress. As well as making the print version available for sale, I have shared a free downloadable version as well. The feedback from viewer's has given me ideas on how to improve upon this project and inspiration for other collections of my work.

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    Towson, MD
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    Dundalk, MD
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    Dundalk, MD
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    Dundalk, MD
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    Towson, MD
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    Brooklyn - Baltimore, MD
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    Hampden - Baltimore, MD
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    Dundalk, MD
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    Reservoir Hill - Baltimore, MD
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    Woodring - Baltimore, MD

California

Over the last five years I've had the opportunity to return to my home state to photograph. While most of my photography takes place in Baltimore, it's northern California where my imagination was first inspired by visions of the night. These images represent memory, imagination, the present and the past.

On one of my recent visits to California, I returned to Oroville, the town I was born in. Oroville is a small town north of Sacramento most famous for its large dam and as the location where the last Yahi Indian, Ishi, was found. During the visit I took pictures (three of witch are in this set) but I also used the time to set the stage to return for a larger project. If I am able to set aside the funds, I hope to record more of Oroville and the surrounding area. One of the goals of this project is not only to capture what I see, but to play with the idea of memory and the impact that early memories have on the rest of one's life.

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    Seaside
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    Seaside
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    Crocker-Amazon, San Francisco
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    Oroville
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    Oroville
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    Larry in the Richmond District, San Francisco
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    Pacifica
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    Visitacion Valley, San Francisco
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    Oroville
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    Salinas

Still, part 1

Images from my photo book Still.

This collection of images, that make up the book Still, was largely inspired by connections I've made between my photographic projects in Baltimore and my travels to other parts of the country and world. Baltimore has been of central importance to me, in terms of my development as a photographer. It's the city that inspired me to pick up a camera and think about the kinds of pictures I wanted to take and it continues to be the place where I spend most of my creative energy. As with my previous book project, Still forced me to think about relationships between images in terms of form, color and tone. While it's still a work on progress, thinking in terms of a book project, with a beginning and an end, has helped me rediscover my work and think in terms of projects instead of a seemingly endless stream of disparate images.

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    Mayfield - Baltimore, MD
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    Middle East - Baltimore, MD
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    Dundalk, MD
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    Dundalk, MD
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    Brooklyn - Baltimore, MD
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    Butcher's Hill - Baltimore, MD
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    Pumphrey, MD
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    Catonsville, MD
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    Remington - Baltimore, MD
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    Middle East - Baltimore, MD

Still, part 2

Images from my photo book Still.

This collection of images, that make up the book Still, was largely inspired by connections I've made between my photographic projects in Baltimore and my travels to other parts of the country and world. Baltimore has been of central importance to me, in terms of my development as a photographer. It's the city that inspired me to pick up a camera and think about the kinds of pictures I wanted to take and it continues to be the place where I spend most of my creative energy. As with my previous book project, Still forced me to think about relationships between images in terms of form, color and tone. While it's still a work on progress, thinking in terms of a book project, with a beginning and an end, has helped me rediscover my work and think in terms of projects instead of a seemingly endless stream of disparate images.

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    Buckhannon, WV
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    Dundalk, MD
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    Sheet Harbor, Nova Scotia
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    just south of the Mason/Dixon line on Maryland 30
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    Miami Beach, FL
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    Recoleta - Buenos Aires
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    Fells Point - Baltimore, MD
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    Wilson Heights - Baltimore, MD
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    Palm Beach Gardens, FL
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    Recoleta - Buenos Aires

The Photographer as Hero

Pictures of my friends taking pictures.

I’ve had an opportunity to work with dozens of photographers and other artists in Baltimore and the places I’ve visited. When photographing at night, I am often with one or more other photographers. We stick together because of our mutual interest but also for safety. I’ve occasionally used these opportunities to take a portrait or to capture the photographer in the process of taking a photo, changing film, etc. After doing this for a couple years, I’ve built a small collection of these images that I named “The Photographer as Hero.” These are some of those images. Photographers featured in this series include, Tim Castlen, Michael Wriston, Josh Sinn, Bryan Vana, Dan Wetmore, Andrew Mangum and Jorge Pendás.

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    Tim Castlen in Allentown, PA
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    Josh Sinn in Baltimore
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    Bryan Vana in Baltimore
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    Jorge Pendás in Dundalk
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    Josh Sinn and Bryan Vana taking photos in Towson, MD
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    Dan Wetmore in Pittsburgh, PA
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    Andrew Mangum in Baltimore
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    Michael Wriston in Baltimore
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    Bryan Vana outside Three Mile Island, PA
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    Tim Castlen in Cumberland, MD

meta

This project will give you more of an idea about my work and the tools I use. I've included links to some features/interviews I have done, in which I further describe my photography and my motivations. Hopefully this will give viewers a better idea about my development as a photographer.

Photography as an art form has greatly benefited from the creation of the Internet, which has facilitated collaborations that would not have been otherwise possible. These benefits have definitely extended to me. I have been able to meet other photographers in Baltimore and elsewhere, online and in person, and the sharing of techniques, stories and inspirations have had an important impact on my progress as a photographer. By viewing the work of others, I feel like I've been able to improve my own. In fact, I don't think I would have the same connection with my photography if it were not for the personal connections I have been able to make because of it. I am grateful to all my friends, those I've met in person and those I only know from afar, for helping me to develop my work into something I can feel good about.

Increasingly part of the process of developing my own work has been sharing photography and especially film photography with others. To further that purpose I started "Film in Baltimore" (www.flickr.com/groups/filminbaltimore) in 2008. This group, which meets on a monthly basis, promotes a casual environment for both fun and learning with the wider goal of promoting alternative and independent forms of photography in Baltimore.

  • Baltimore Magazine photo essay

    View my August, 2014 photo essay in Baltimore Magazine by following this link: http://www.baltimoremagazine.net/2014/7/baltimore-at-night-photo-essay
  • Baltimore Sun video

    Watch this short video, made for the Baltimore Sun, of me taking photographs in Baltimore: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bal-night-owl-photographing-baltimore-at-night-20141020-premiumvideo.html
  • GOOD feature

    Have a look at my feature in GOOD: http://www.good.is/posts/good-pictures-patrick-joust
  • They Shoot Film Don't They? interview

    Read my interview with They Shoot Film Don't They? http://www.flickr.com/groups/[email protected]/discuss/72157631745903100/
  • Me

    This is a picture taken by my friend and fellow photographer Michael Wriston in the Baltimore suburbs. That's my Yashica Mat and me trying to keep it dry.
  • Kising Eyes Magazine Interview

    My interview with Kissing Eyes Magazine: http://kissingeyesmagazine.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/patrick-joust.html
  • Shooting Film interview

    Read my interview on Shooting Film by following this link: http://www.shootingfilm.net/2013/02/interview-with-patrick-joust.html#.Uq4BJGfvxrN
  • Candid Frame interview

    Listen to my interview for The Candid Frame: https://ibarionexperello.squarespace.com/thecandidframe/2014/8/17/the-candid-frame-245-patrick-joust
  • Huffington Post interview

    Read my interview in The Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-ernest-sweet/post_8410_b_5914180.html?utm_hp_ref=photography
  • my son

    ...in a friend's driveway after returning from taking pictures in Providence, RI.

Patrick's Curated Collection

View Patrick's favorite works from other Baker Artists