Sony A7 III, 24-105mm f/4 G OSS, 1/800 f/7.1 ISO 1600
It is with deep regret that I wish to inform our followers that my dear friend and fellow Monochromia contributor Patricia Fogarty (aka Patti Kuche) has passed away. She is survived by her loving husband Mark Fogarty and her sons Iggy, Dom and Patrick. All of us at this blog want to extend our deepest sympathy to Mark and family. She will leave a void in hearts of the many people who have had the pleasure of knowing her.
Images by Stacy Fischer
Patti was first and foremost a great street photographer. She was also a dear friend and a genuinely fun person to be around. My wife Theresa and I had a special connection with Patti. We adored her mixture of Australian and London brogue accent and I don’t think there was ever a time where she failed to make us laugh when we got together.
When I first became friends with Patti she only had two requests:
- She was to be notified every time I came into town. I never once broke this request nor would I ever dream of a trip into Manhattan without getting together with Patti.
2. We must finish every meet up having a discussion about the day over an ice cold IPA.
”My heart is broken. How fortunate I was to meet Patti through Monochromia and how blessed I was to spend some time with her in NYC, walking the streets with our cameras in hand. She had grown into an amazingly talented street photographer. The world is darker for the loss of Patti’s talent; my world is darker for the loss of her friendship. Rest with the angels, Patti.” – Stacy Fischer
Images by Laurie Buchwald
These images were taken by fellow Monochromia contributor Laurie Buchwald on a beautiful autumn weekend that we all shared during a Monochromia get together in NYC a couple of years ago. Patti really touched all of our hearts.
“When I think of Patti, there are 4 main absolutes that come to mind. I was only in her presence physically for 48 hours but like many the world over, feel that I knew her well.
Selfless – we “met” through blogging and became friends through Joe. She was selfless with her time in that no matter which blogger came to visit the City, or how often, she was on board to meet and shoot.
Generous – she was generous with her time, her talent, and her praise. She made me, the amateur in the group, feel like I belonged. She always offered encouragement and praise of my photography efforts, and I know she did the same for others.
Passionate – about family, friendship, life, and politics (thank goodness we were on the same side! I loved her for that!).
So Much Fun – always ready for a beer, and in my mind, what else do you need?
While a gifted photographer, she was humble and never wanted the attention on herself, rather on all the people she photographed. The streets will miss her craft, as will her family and many, many friends” – Laurie Buchwald
Images by Theresa Giordano
These images were taken by my wife Theresa with the exception of the second photo which was taken by Piotr Gutaker (Elina’s fiancé) in June of 2019. I didn’t know at the time this would be the last time I would ever see Patti again.
Patti was excited to get together on that god awful humid June day to meet another friend and fellow Monochromia contributor from Finland, Elina K. who was visiting NYC for the first time. The first image in the group was taken at the time of the Monochromia NYC meetup and the last image was when Patti and I were both excited to meet fellow Monochromia contributor Rico Rodriguez from Scotland in Times Square NYC.
Its always hard to say goodbye to a friend and colleague but for my wife and I this is different. She pierced our hearts with love, laughter and friendship, and for that we are forever grateful to have known her for her short time with us.
So, in Ireland’s fine tradition, I tip a glass for you Patti. To endure your loving spirit forever.
Mar sin, i dtraidisiún breá na hÉireann, tarraingím gloine duit Patti. Go mairfidh do spiorad grámhar go deo.
All of Patti’s photographic contributions to Monochromia can be seen – here
You may also see Patti’s work on her personal photo blog – here
On Tumblr – here
Or in Instagram – here
Fujifilm X-H1 and XF 56mm f/1.2 Lens
The model is my friend Terri Claire. To see more of Terri’s work please visit www.ivyleagueink.com
Good friends are a treasure.
Olympus E-M5 with adapted 55mm f3.5 Micro Nikkor lens, processed in Snapseed.
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Meet Poul (Paul). If I had a twin soul Poul would be it. Even his wife says so. Despite our age difference we just click when we are together. I hope to be just as active when I reach 85.
Nikon 14-24 f/2.8 lens
PP in LR and Silver efex proII
I’m glad to call Marc my friend. Former Marine wounded in Vietnam, photographer, camera repairman, a true polymath with more books than some town libraries. I made this portrait of Marc while he was sitting at his bar, lit by one overhead light fixture, one of those hanging things with a large frosted bulb with a white shade.
I don’t take enough portraits of my friends. It’s something I should do more often. You probably should too.
Pentax K5IIs with legacy 50mm f1.4 lens processed in Snapseed.
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Some images you just like because they bring back fond memories. This photograph was made when my very good friend Dave Woodruff, whom I had known since high school, came for a visit from Austin, Texas. He died, not long after this trip, of brain cancer. He never complained. One of the nicest guys you would ever hope to meet. We were good friends for over fifty years and I still miss him.
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“Yes’m, old friends is always best, ‘less you can catch a new one that’s fit to make an old one out of.” ~~ Sarah Orne Jewett, American author