Spring 2019: To Wander a City: The Art of Patrick Kuhl

To Wander a City: The Art of Patrick Kuhl

Artist’s Statement

“To Wander a City” is a series of photos I took in Madison between 2016 and 2018, on film and digital cameras. I enjoy shooting on the street when the sun is shining brightly, so these shots are high in contrast and all have at least one person in them. My goal with this series is to show how the people of Madison live and move through the light and shadows of this beautiful city.

This is my first public photography exhibit. I am thankful for the opportunity that the Office of the Secretary of the Academic Staff provides for academic staff artists.


I am a self-taught photographer. My higher education at UW-Stevens Point focused on computing. Upon entering the real world and having more personal free time, I developed an interest in photography. After a trip to Korea and realizing that I enjoyed taking photos that were more creative than I used to take, I began considering a better camera purchase. When my wife and I started dating in 2011, she bought me my first DSLR, and my love of photography grew exponentially from there. Since then I have grown to love film photography as well, sometimes developing my own black and white photos, or converting color photos shot with expired film to black and white. I enjoy street photography the most, but I also enjoy landscape photography when travelling.