Patrick Barrett is a photo artist who concentrates on historic or alternative printing processes, often using low-tech and handmade cameras. His work primarily includes Van Dyke prints, Polaroid film image transfers and manipulations, and pinhole camera work. He recently relocated to Connecticut’s Litchfield County from Brooklyn, N.Y., where he participated for seven years in the annual Gowanus Artists Studio Tour.
In Brooklyn, Barrett has exhibited his work at Cobble Hill’s Shakespeare’s Sister (solo show) and had more than 30 works included in “Back to Basics,” a three-artist exhibition at the main branch of Brooklyn Public Library. His work has also appeared at 440 Gallery, Galapagos Art Space, and Southpaw.
Barrett is the owner of Lucky Duck Press, a letterpress printing business primarily utilizing a hand-fed, foot-powered printing press to produce social and business stationery, announcements and invitation sets, and artistic prints. The business is based in Winsted, Conn., in the building where Barrett’s great-grandfather first purchased the equipment he uses today.