bio

bio

I am an artist, photographer and musician who has recently relocated to Melboune, Australia. I am a self-taught artist working primarily with cameras and film, and paint and paper. I began shooting professionally at a catalog studio in Troy MI while documenting the Detroit music community there in the early 2000s. My portraits of the bands in Detroit were widely published, most notably the images of The White Stripes, which were used as the sleeve art for the records White Blood Cells and Elephant, as well as press and promotion. In 2009 a solo exhibition, Heads Shot, A Portrait Series by Patrick Pantano, was shown at The Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit. In 2010, I moved to New York city from my original home of Detroit. There I concentarated on fine art photography and imaging, and continuing to document the people and places around me. In 2016 Third Man Books published a book of my tour photos titled If You Don't Have a Picture Then You Didn't Catch a Fish. As a musician I have toured North America, Europe, Australia, and Japan extensively with In The Red Records band The Dirtbombs. For what it's worth, I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree from Oakland University in Rochester MI.