Backyard Birdsong (Hummingbird 9947) 2019, Today's Coolphoto 06/21/2019


In the month since I last posted I’ve enticed the birds into feeding where the light makes them stand out, while also affording a camera position that makes it comfortable for me to wait. The waiting isn’t fruitless. Keeping an eye out for such a small fast bird makes me pay more attention to anything within my sight that is on the move. One such discovery is the enormous variety of Little Brown Birds (LLBs) I see diving in and rocketing out of our little yard at any given moment.

These hummingbirds are a sight to see. They are beautifully arrayed in gray spots and iridescent green and magenta and orange feathers. The birds are quick and intelligent. Since they burn so much energy they need to eat constantly from a safe food source. Once they find it they watch constantly and will dive onto any interlopers instantly. They have the unsettling characteristic of flying up beak to nose, just inches away, and telling you what’s what.

With a position that puts the feeder in front of the apple tree standing in the background and the camera mounted in our kitchen window about 12 feet away, I can sit with my coffee all day watching for the birds.

Yep, the boy’s retired. Yes indeed.

Backyard Birdsong (Hummingbird 9947) 2019, Today's Coolphoto 06/21/2019
Archival Pigment:: Edition 15 :: Size 17x14 :: Signed :: $250.


Vintage prints are made within a year of the photographs create date. My usual practice is to print within a few days or weeks of exposure. What you see is a scan of the actual print that is for sale. Price does not include shipping or taxes.

Please note that vintage prints are imperfect. They’re old, after all. If you’re worried about it, bring it up. I’ll do my best to answer your questions.

Vintage - When I print the photograph within a year of the original exposure, that becomes a Vintage Print.
Archival Pigment - When I print in my studio using computer technology with pigmented inks on acid and lignin free paper, I call that an Archival Pigment Print.
Silver - When I print in my darkroom on gelatin silver paper, that is a Silver Print. These prints are double weight on a cotton fiber base.

For a private viewing of my current work, call 253 961 7147 to reserve your place on my calendar.


Backyard Birdsong (Hummingbird One) 2019, Today's Coolphoto 05/19/2019


Back when we were young my friend Bob and I would schlep around with our cameras. We drifted apart, but after years of working and raising families we got back together. He has a very clever setup in his yard for taking hummingbird pictures which I copied for my yard. Today I waited for the birds to show. Hours I waited. And waited. And waited. Just as I texted Bob that the birds did not come, this little one appeared. He darted into the wisteria in early evening, and then quickly came into focus.

Backyard Birdsong (Hummingbird One) 2019, Today's Coolphoto 05/19/2019
Archival Pigment:: Edition 15 :: Size 17x14 :: Signed :: $250.


Vintage prints are made within a year of the photographs create date. My usual practice is to print within a few days or weeks of exposure. What you see is a scan of the actual print that is for sale. Price does not include shipping or taxes.

Please note that vintage prints are imperfect. They’re old, after all. If you’re worried about it, bring it up. I’ll do my best to answer your questions.

Vintage - When I print the photograph within a year of the original exposure, that becomes a Vintage Print.
Archival Pigment - When I print in my studio using computer technology with pigmented inks on acid and lignin free paper, I call that an Archival Pigment Print.
Silver - When I print in my darkroom on gelatin silver paper, that is a Silver Print. These prints are double weight on a cotton fiber base.

For a private viewing of my current work, call 253 961 7147 to reserve your place on my calendar.


Justin, Fox Island 1980 (Vintage Silver), Today's Coolphoto 05/15/2019


Justin, Fox Island 1980 (Vintage Silver), Today's Coolphoto 05/15/2019
Vintage Silver:: Edition One Only:: Size 10x8 :: Signed :: $625.


Vintage prints are made within a year of the photographs create date. My usual practice is to print within a few days or weeks of exposure. What you see is a scan of the actual print that is for sale. Price does not include shipping or taxes.

Please note that vintage prints are imperfect. They’re old, after all. If you’re worried about it, bring it up. I’ll do my best to answer your questions.

Vintage - When I print the photograph within a year of the original exposure, that becomes a Vintage Print.
Archival Pigment - When I print in my studio using computer technology with pigmented inks on acid and lignin free paper, I call that an Archival Pigment Print.
Silver - When I print in my darkroom on gelatin silver paper, that is a Silver Print. These prints are double weight on a cotton fiber base.

For a private viewing of my current work, call 253 961 7147 to reserve your place on my calendar.


Passing By, Tacoma (2019), Today's Coolphoto 05/14/2019


Passing By, Tacoma (2019), Today's Coolphoto 05/14/2019
Archival Pigment :: Edition of 10:: Size 11x9 :: Signed :: $250.


Vintage prints are made within a year of the photographs create date. My usual practice is to print within a few days or weeks of exposure. What you see is a scan of the actual print that is for sale. Price does not include shipping or taxes.

Please note that vintage prints are imperfect. They’re old, after all. If you’re worried about it, bring it up. I’ll do my best to answer your questions.

Vintage - When I print the photograph within a year of the original exposure, that becomes a Vintage Print.
Archival Pigment - When I print in my studio using computer technology with pigmented inks on acid and lignin free paper, I call that an Archival Pigment Print.
Silver - When I print in my darkroom on gelatin silver paper, that is a Silver Print. These prints are double weight on a cotton fiber base.

For a private viewing of my current work, call 253 961 7147 to reserve your place on my calendar.


Series - Studies Of Form, Tacoma 1989, Today's Coolphoto 05/13/2019


©2019 Christopher Petrich

©2019 Christopher Petrich

These images are small, printed with large margins on a sheet of eight by ten. They measure about 2x3 inches at the image border. In those days I was shooting on a large roll film camera. Back then, it was a step up for sharpness and image quality over 35 millimeter film.

This series explores the human form that I made one late night, with a single light. I was interested in throwing deep shadows across her body, to show the landscape formed by bone and muscle and skin.

There are five images, just one vintage print each to make the series.

©2019 Christopher Petrich

©2019 Christopher Petrich

For a private viewing of my current work, call to reserve your place on my calendar.

Series - Studies Of Form, Tacoma 1989 (Vintage Silver), Today's Coolphoto 05/13/2019
Vintage Silver :: One Only (series of 4) :: Size 10x8 :: Signed :: $1200.


Vintage prints are made within a year of the photographs create date. My usual practice is to print within a few days or weeks of exposure. What you see is a scan of the actual print that is for sale. Price does not include shipping or taxes.

Please note that vintage prints are imperfect. They’re old, after all. If you’re worried about it, bring it up. I’ll do my best to answer your questions.

Vintage - When I print the photograph within a year of the original exposure, that becomes a Vintage Print.
Archival Pigment - When I print in my studio using computer technology with pigmented inks on acid and lignin free paper, I call that an Archival Pigment Print.
Silver - When I print in my darkroom on gelatin silver paper, that is a Silver Print. These prints are double weight on a cotton fiber base.


Poster - Mother Earth 2019, Today's Coolphoto 05/11/2019


Call to reserve your place on my calendar. The poster is available. There are fifteen for sale, signed.

Poster - Mother Earth 2019, Today's Coolphoto 05/11/2019
Archival Pigment :: Edition of 15 :: Size 14x17 :: Signed :: $25.


Vintage prints are made within a year of the photographs create date. My usual practice is to print within a few days or weeks of exposure. What you see is a scan of the actual print that is for sale. Price does not include shipping or taxes.

Please note that vintage prints are imperfect. They’re old, after all. If you’re worried about it, bring it up. I’ll do my best to answer your questions.

Vintage - When I print the photograph within a year of the original exposure, that becomes a Vintage Print.
Archival Pigment - When I print in my studio using computer technology with pigmented inks on acid and lignin free paper, I call that an Archival Pigment Print.
Silver - When I print in my darkroom on gelatin silver paper, that is a Silver Print. These prints are double weight on a cotton fiber base.


Poster - Vashon Between Storms (Annual Private Viewing 2019), Today's Coolphoto 05/10/2019


©2019 Christopher Petrich

©2019 Christopher Petrich

Call to reserve your place on my calendar. The poster is available. There are ten for sale, signed.

Today’s Coolphoto 20190510

Poster - Vashon Between Storms (Annual Private Viewing 2019)
Archival Pigment :: Edition of ten :: Size 17x22 :: Signed :: $25.


Vintage prints are made within a year of the photographs create date. My usual practice is to print within a few days or weeks of exposure. What you see is a scan of the actual print that is for sale. Price does not include shipping or taxes.

Please note that vintage prints are imperfect. They’re old, after all. If you’re worried about it, bring it up. I’ll do my best to answer your questions.

Vintage - When I print the photograph within a year of the original exposure, that becomes a Vintage Print.
Archival Pigment - When I print in my studio using computer technology with pigmented inks on acid and lignin free paper, I call that an Archival Pigment Print.
Silver - When I print in my darkroom on gelatin silver paper, that is a Silver Print. These prints are double weight on a cotton fiber base.


Yakima Ave Bridge, Tacoma 1979 (Vintage Silver), Today's Coolphoto 05/09/2019


The bridge spans Buckley Gulch, a deep gully that a century ago cut the high ground down to Commencement Bay where the creek emptied. It was built in the mid 1890s when the city was expanding development up from the shoreline into the forests along the bluff. Some eighty years later the railing was defiled by a symbol of vitriol and hatred. In 1979 it was just 34 years after Europe was liberated from the Nazi regime. Now it is another forty years since I photographed the bridge at night, in a light rain.

Less than a block away my Grandfather built a large comfortable home on Rosemount Way.

Today’s Coolphoto 20190509

Yakima Ave Bridge, Tacoma 1979 (Vintage Silver)
Format Vintage Silver
Edition One Only

Original 1979: Print 1979:: Size 10x8 :: Stamp On Back :: $625.


Vintage prints are made within a year of the photographs create date. My usual practice is to print within a few days or weeks of exposure. What you see is a scan of the actual print that is for sale. Price does not include shipping or taxes.

Please note that vintage prints are imperfect. They’re old, after all. If you’re worried about it, bring it up. I’ll do my best to answer your questions.

Vintage - When I print the photograph within a year of the original exposure, that becomes a Vintage Print.
Archival Pigment - When I print in my studio using computer technology with pigmented inks on acid and lignin free paper, I call that an Archival Pigment Print.
Silver - When I print in my darkroom on gelatin silver paper, that is a Silver Print. These prints are double weight on a cotton fiber base.


Leroy Ostransky, Jazz Composer and Musician, Tacoma 1980 (Vintage Silver), Today's Coolphoto 05/08/2019


Leroy Ostransky was born to Russian immigrants and grew up on the lower east side of New York. He made his name as an American Jazz Composer. He wrote several books, one named Sharkey’s Kid, his autobiography. Sharkey was his father, who ran a saloon during the dry years of the thirties. He was a hard man, and hard on his son.

Ostransky was a family friend and my mother persuaded him to play a few pieces in the public library downtown. Mom asked me to make pictures of his performance. My cousin tells me Leroy would come to his home, play jazz and drink cocktails with his parents in the fifties. In 1975, Ostransky was named one of the twelve greatest teachers in America by People magazine. He died in 1993.

This performance occurred on May 8, 1980, 39 years ago today.

Today’s Coolphoto 20190508

Leroy Ostransky, Jazz Composer and Musician and Educator, Tacoma 1980 (Vintage Silver)
Format Vintage Silver
Edition One Only

Original 1980: Print 1980:: Size 10x8 :: Stamp On Back :: $625.


Vintage prints are made within a year of the photographs create date. My usual practice is to print within a few days or weeks of exposure. What you see is a scan of the actual print that is for sale. Price does not include shipping or taxes.

Please note that vintage prints are imperfect. They’re old, after all. If you’re worried about it, bring it up. I’ll do my best to answer your questions.

Vintage - When I print the photograph within a year of the original exposure, that becomes a Vintage Print.
Archival Pigment - When I print in my studio using computer technology with pigmented inks on acid and lignin free paper, I call that an Archival Pigment Print.
Silver - When I print in my darkroom on gelatin silver paper, that is a Silver Print. These prints are double weight on a cotton fiber base.


Sunny Summer Morning, Fox Island 2004 (Vintage Silver), Today's Coolphoto 05/07/2019


©2019 Christopher Petrich

©2019 Christopher Petrich

The family beach sat about twenty feet above the high tide mark and looked across Carr Inlet to the town of Home. We faced west toward the Olympic Mountains, and the afternoon was perfect for swimming and fooling around. In the morning the yard was shaded by enormous fir, alder, maple and madrona trees, leaving a small spot was up in the corner. This is where Elizabeth would read, with Ethel the family dog at her feet.

Today’s Coolphoto 20190507

Sunny Summer Morning At The Beach, Fox Island 2004 (Vintage Silver)
Format Vintage Silver
Edition One Only

Original 2004: Print 2004:: Size 10x8 :: Stamp On Back :: $625.


Vintage prints are made within a year of the photographs create date. My usual practice is to print within a few days or weeks of exposure. What you see is a scan of the actual print that is for sale. Price does not include shipping or taxes.

Please note that vintage prints are imperfect. They’re old, after all. If you’re worried about it, bring it up. I’ll do my best to answer your questions.

Vintage - When I print the photograph within a year of the original exposure, that becomes a Vintage Print.
Archival Pigment - When I print in my studio using computer technology with pigmented inks on acid and lignin free paper, I call that an Archival Pigment Print.
Silver - When I print in my darkroom on gelatin silver paper, that is a Silver Print. These prints are double weight on a cotton fiber base.


The Egg And Eye, Tacoma 1979 (Vintage Silver), Today's Coolphoto 05/06/2019


©2019 Christopher Petrich

©2019 Christopher Petrich

I made some studies of an egg. The title is a look-back to Betty MacDonald who wrote the Egg and I about life raising chickens up on the Olympic Peninsula.

Today’s Coolphoto 20190506

The Egg And Eye, Tacoma 1985 (Vintage Silver)
Format Vintage Silver
Edition One Only

Original 1979:: Print 1985:: Size 10x8 :: Stamp On Back :: $625.


Vintage prints are made within a year of the photographs create date. My usual practice is to print within a few days or weeks of exposure. What you see is a scan of the actual print that is for sale. Price does not include shipping or taxes.

Please note that vintage prints are imperfect. They’re old, after all. If you’re worried about it, bring it up. I’ll do my best to answer your questions.

Vintage - When I print the photograph within a year of the original exposure, that becomes a Vintage Print.
Archival Pigment - When I print in my studio using computer technology with pigmented inks on acid and lignin free paper, I call that an Archival Pigment Print.
Silver - When I print in my darkroom on gelatin silver paper, that is a Silver Print. These prints are double weight on a cotton fiber base.


The Photographer And The Donkey, Tacoma 1973, Today's Coolphoto 05/05/2019


©2019 Christopher Petrich

©2019 Christopher Petrich

“It was George Jay, George Jay,” Bob exclaimed. When Bob and I worked at The Camera Shop downtown we would meet on the weekends to pal around and shoot pictures. Bob made a friend in George, and George had some land out in the valley. Bob wanted the donkey to stay put, but as Bob stepped back to get a shot, the ass stepped forward. It was hilarious, and Bob enjoyed it more than anyone.

Today’s Coolphoto 20190505

The Photgraphers - The Photographer And The Donkey, Tacoma 1973 (Vintage Silver)
Format Vintage Silver
Edition One Only

Original 1973:: Print 1993 :: Size 10x8 :: Stamp On Back :: $625.


Vintage prints are made within a year of the photographs create date. My usual practice is to print within a few days or weeks of exposure. What you see is a scan of the actual print that is for sale. Price does not include shipping or taxes.

Please note that vintage prints are imperfect. They’re old, after all. If you’re worried about it, bring it up. I’ll do my best to answer your questions.

Vintage - When I print the photograph within a year of the original exposure, that becomes a Vintage Print.
Archival Pigment - When I print in my studio using computer technology with pigmented inks on acid and lignin free paper, I call that an Archival Pigment Print.
Silver - When I print in my darkroom on gelatin silver paper, that is a Silver Print. These prints are double weight on a cotton fiber base.


I'm Going To Die; No Don't, Tacoma 1984, Today's Coolphoto 05/04/2019


©2019 Christopher Petrich

©2019 Christopher Petrich

We were at a gathering for the church up in the hills in farm and pasture land. It was a pleasant time in the afternoon. Then as we were getting ready to leave, she said I’m going to die. That brought stunning clarity, and she was right.

Today’s Coolphoto 20190504

I'm Going To Die; No Don't, Tacoma, 1983 (Vintage Silver)
Format Vintage Silver
Edition One Only

Original 1984 :: Print 1993 :: Size 10x8 :: Stamp On Back :: Signed On Front:: $625.


Vintage prints are made within a year of the photographs create date. My usual practice is to print within a few days or weeks of exposure. What you see is a scan of the actual print that is for sale. Price does not include shipping or taxes.

Please note that vintage prints are imperfect. They’re old, after all. If you’re worried about it, bring it up. I’ll do my best to answer your questions.

Vintage - When I print the photograph within a year of the original exposure, that becomes a Vintage Print.
Archival Pigment - When I print in my studio using computer technology with pigmented inks on acid and lignin free paper, I call that an Archival Pigment Print.
Silver - When I print in my darkroom on gelatin silver paper, that is a Silver Print. These prints are double weight on a cotton fiber base.


Are You For Real, Washington DC, 1973, Today's Coolphoto 05/03/2019


This is the pair to Yesterday’s CoolPhoto.

This young woman was evangelizing while the two young men were taunting her with questions to trip her up. She was missing a tooth. How did she lose it? She seemed desperate to fulfill her mission, and frightened. I didn’t intervene. This took place on the Mall in Washington DC during a big students rally.

Are You For Real, Washington DC, 1973 (Vintage Silver)
Original 1973 :: Print 1993 :: Size 8x10 :: Stamp On Back :: $625.


Vintage prints are made within a year of the photographs create date. My usual practice is to print within a few days or weeks of exposure. What you see is a scan of the actual print that is for sale. Please note that vintage prints are imperfect; they will show regular wear and tear that comes with age. Price does not include shipping or taxes.

Vintage - When I print the photograph within a year of the original exposure, that becomes a Vintage Print.
Archival Pigment - When I print in my studio using computer technology with pigmented inks on acid and lignin free paper, I call that an Archival Pigment Print.
Silver - When I print in my darkroom on gelatin silver paper, that is a Silver Print. These prints are double weight on a cotton fiber base.


Torment, Washington DC, 1973, Today's Coolphoto 05/02/2019


This young woman was evangelizing while the two young men were taunting her with questions to trip her up. She was missing a tooth. How did she lose it? She seemed desperate to fulfill her mission, and frightened. I didn’t intervene. This took place on the Mall in Washington DC during a big students rally.

Torment, Washington DC, 1973 (Vintage Silver)
Original 1973 :: Print 1993 :: Size 8x10 :: Stamp On Back :: $625.


Vintage prints are made within a year of the photographs create date. My usual practice is to print within a few days or weeks of exposure. What you see is a scan of the actual print that is for sale. Please note that vintage prints are imperfect; they will show regular wear and tear that comes with age. Price does not include shipping or taxes.

Vintage - When I print the photograph within a year of the original exposure, that becomes a Vintage Print.
Archival Pigment - When I print in my studio using computer technology with pigmented inks on acid and lignin free paper, I call that an Archival Pigment Print.
Silver - When I print in my darkroom on gelatin silver paper, that is a Silver Print. These prints are double weight on a cotton fiber base.


Old Woman Crabbing, Today's Coolphoto 05/01/2019


Along the shoreline just below my father's childhood home is a promenade that travels where a thicket of lumber and shingle mills once dominated.  They were all gone finally when the last burned down in the late nineteen nineties. Along the promenade are concrete piers that once allowed fishing.  This woman is fishing for crabs on a late winter evening.

Original Negative: 4x5

Old Woman Crabbing 2003 (Vintage Silver)
Original 2003 :: Print 2003 :: Size 8x10 :: Stamp On Back :: $625.


Vintage prints are made within a year of the photographs create date. My usual practice is to print within a few days or weeks of exposure. What you see is a scan of the actual print that is for sale. Please note that vintage prints are imperfect; they will show regular wear and tear that comes with age. Price does not include shipping or taxes.

Vintage - When I print the photograph within a year of the original exposure, that becomes a Vintage Print.
Archival Pigment - When I print in my studio using computer technology with pigmented inks on acid and lignin free paper, I call that an Archival Pigment Print.
Silver - When I print in my darkroom on gelatin silver paper, that is a Silver Print. These prints are double weight on a cotton fiber base.


Hands On The Fret, Today's Coolphoto 4/30/2019


One of my first large scale projects was of Hands, and I chose friends and relatives primarily, but I also visited Nativity House downtown. Nativity House was in an old storefront back then, and allowed anyone to drop in for warmth, a bit of food, coffee, and companionship. It was the inspiration of David Rothrock to establish it. The place collected people who had been beaten pretty badly by life on the street. Now and again a young person with a guitar would arrive, fresh into a personal voyage of discovery.

Hands On The Fret, Tacoma, 1982 (Vintage Silver)
Original 1982 :: Print 1982 :: Size 8x10 :: Signed On Front :: $625.


Vintage prints are made within a year of the photographs create date. My usual practice is to print within a few days or weeks of exposure. What you see is a scan of the actual print that is for sale. Please note that vintage prints are imperfect; they will show regular wear and tear that comes with age. Price does not include shipping or taxes.

Vintage - When I print the photograph within a year of the original exposure, that becomes a Vintage Print.
Archival Pigment - When I print in my studio using computer technology with pigmented inks on acid and lignin free paper, I call that an Archival Pigment Print.
Silver - When I print in my darkroom on gelatin silver paper, that is a Silver Print. These prints are double weight on a cotton fiber base.


Old Glory At Stadium High, Today's Coolphoto 4/29/2019


Stadium High was built as a luxury hotel but construction stopped during the Panic of 1893, and then the building was gutted by fire in 1898. The city of Tacoma converted it into its first high school six years later. The building surrounds a large central courtyard on three sides. Above it they sometimes fly the Stars and Stripes of the United States.

Old Glory At Stadium High, Tacoma, 2001 (Vintage Silver)
Original 2001 :: Print 2001 :: 8x10 :: Stamp On Back :: $625.


Vintage prints are made within a year of the photographs create date. My usual practice is to print within a few days or weeks of exposure. What you see is a scan of the actual print that is for sale. Please note that vintage prints are imperfect; they will show regular wear and tear that comes with age. Price does not include shipping or taxes.

Vintage - When I print the photograph within a year of the original exposure, that becomes a Vintage Print.
Archival Pigment - When I print in my studio using computer technology with pigmented inks on acid and lignin free paper, I call that an Archival Print.
Silver - When I print in my darkroom on gelatin silver paper, that is a Silver Print. These prints are double weight on a cotton fiber base.


Fred Meets Therese, Today's Coolphoto 4/28/2019


Fred Meets Therese, Tacoma, 1996 ©2019 Christopher Petrich

Fred Meets Therese, Tacoma, 1996 ©2019 Christopher Petrich

We always have a TV on in the kitchen. When the girls were little we would watch these old I Love Lucy reruns because they ran at dinner time. Therese was ten or eleven when she and Fred met. Vintage Silver, 10x8, $625.


Vintage prints are made within a year of the photographs create date. My usual practice was to print within a few days or weeks of exposure. There are at most six prints per image; most images have three or fewer prints. Price does not include shipping or taxes.

Vintage - When I print the photograph within a year of the original exposure, that becomes a Vintage Print.
Archival Pigment - When I print in my studio using computer technology with pigmented inks on acid and lignin free paper, I call that an Archival Print.
Silver - When I print in my darkroom on gelatin silver paper, that is a Silver Print. These prints are double weight on a cotton fiber base.


A Woman In Shadow Of Winter, Tacoma, 1990, (Vintage Silver), Today's Coolphoto 4/26/2019


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Near the county courthouse, South Eleventh Street drops quickly down the bluff above downtown Tacoma. Fancy law offices command the walls keeping the hillside intact above the slope. At noon in late winter the shade trees along the sidewalk cast these serpentine shadows that wrap around the people who pass by, and some look back at the moment of exposure, just as this woman did. Nearly a hundred years before there was a wood frame building with a cupola in the Victorian manner with 4 men standing outside on the corner and no trees. (Washington State Historical Society [Tacoma Wall Paper Co., 1002 So. Tacoma Ave., Tacoma])



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.