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Photographer/Director Dick Patrick Announces “Patsy” – A Heartwarming Story Told in Family Photos and Images of Southern Comfort Food
- Thursday, Mar. 1, 2018
Dick Patrick introduced a new body of work titled “Patsy” at an event for clients, family and friends held Friday, February 23 at his 10,000 square foot photography studio in Dallas.
Well-known Dallas based photographer, Dick Patrick, introduced a new body of work titled “Patsy” at an event for clients, family and friends held Friday, February 23 at his 10,000 square foot photography studio in Dallas.
The work, bound in an 80-page case-bound book designed by Matchbox Studio, with food styling by award-winning stylist Paige Fletcher, copy writing by Amy Bickers, and printed by Broadnax on paper by Neenah, tells the story of Dick Patrick’s mother, Patsy. Using old family photographs and engaging storytelling, the book is the story of Patsy’s life, beginning with her years growing up in a Mississippi family of thirteen during the Great Depression. Patrick’s sumptuous food photography beautifully portrays the Southern staples his mother favors, usually made from ingredients from the family’s backyard garden.
The book is also a treasure trove of favorite family recipes. A wonderful tribute to Dick Patrick’s family, “Patsy” showcases his ability to make mouth-watering images using even the simplest ingredients.
Guests at the introductory event enjoyed a buffet featuring recipes from “Patsy” by Babe’s Chicken Dinner House and beer from Revolver Brewery of Granbury, Texas. Prints of the beautiful food photography from the book were offered for sale, with proceeds going to the North Texas Food Bank.
Dick Patrick’s studio is fresh from two years of renovation. “We focused on client comfort,” Dick Patrick says, “The building offers a natural light lobby and conference room, as well as an area for clients to work while keeping an eye on the set. The lounge has a full-sized shuffleboard, a Pac Man machine, and large screen TV.
“The kitchen is as beautiful as it is functional. The space was designed for maximum efficiency by food stylists for food stylists, and features an oversized island and tons of refrigeration and freezer storage. There’s even a frying station with a commercial vent hood.”
With room for large and/or multiple sets, the shooting space is huge and the adjacent “Plate Room” offers convenient access to hundreds of dinnerware props.
In the back of the building there’s a fully equipped woodshop, where sets and props are made, modified, and stored.
The studio, just off Highway I-35, is easily accessible from DFW Airport, Love Field, and Downtown Dallas.
About Dick Patrick
Dick Patrick, a third-generation photographer, has owned and operated Dick Patrick Studios, Inc., in Dallas for more than 30 years. From appetizing food photographs to sublime still-life images, Dick’s style enhances the marketing efforts of companies worldwide. Dick has been profiled in magazines such as Studio Photography & Design, and Photo Insider. Dick’s work has been recognized by Communications Arts Magazine, Print Magazine, How Magazine, Wonderful Machine, Photo District News, and Voyage Dallas. The Dallas Society of Visual Communications (DSVC) and The American Advertising Federation have also honored his work. Motion work: https://www.dpatrick.com/motion/1/thumbs