Patricia has been using a camera for over fifty years, and she is still as enthusiastic, if nowhere near as nimble, as she was when she got her first 35 mm camera aged sixteen. From the beginning, her career as an architect has informed her passion for photography – and vice versa. Whilst much of her photography is of architectural subjects, she has also always taken images of street photography, landscape, wildlife, flora and anything that lets her tell a story or make some form of social commentary. She particularly likes to create mood and atmosphere with form, texture, space and the play of light – whether with architectural subjects or natural scenes.
An Associate of the Royal Photographic Society, her work has been exhibited in the Isle of Man, the UK, and Malawi and she has undertaken commissions from governments, international aid organisations, private clients, consultants and contractors. Both her recent PhD on Manx Vernacular Architecture (2012) and her substantial book on the Architecture of the Isle of Man (2013) are extensively illustrated with her photographs. Most of her photographs are available as prints and greetings cards.