find myself drawn to scenes that suggest stories unfolding outside the frame.
Some of my favorite images are not the ones I set out to capture but the
ones I found along the way.
When working in black and white, Mr. Cahn concentrates primarily on light and shadow. His recent Polaroid image transfers focus more on atmosphere and mood. He uses a Leica M3 as his primary camera but also enjoys working with a Holga and Leica IIIc. His work includes elements of street life, nature, and the urban landscape.
He first studied photography while attending Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire and has taken courses at New England School of Photography and other local institutions. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, with a degree in cultural anthropology. Mr. Cahn is a member the Boston Street Photographers Group, the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University, the Society for Photographic Education, and the Palm Beach Photographic Centre.
He has exhibited throughout Massachusetts at Atmosphere, Newton; the Washington Street Art Center, Somerville; Brookline Art Center, Brookline; O’Natural’s, Acton; The Charity Gallery, Boston; The Diesel Café, Somerville; Art on Walden I, & II, Concord; and Art on Walden III, Lexington.
Patrick Cahn, a native of Worcester, lives in Somerville with his wife and infant daughter and is an active member of the community. He is on the Board of Directors of the Children’s Trust Fund of Massachusetts, and through a family foundation, is committed to supporting services to children and families in Somerville and the greater Boston area. He frequently donates his photographs to charity auctions benefiting local agencies serving children.