Meet Team Violet: Patrick Kawahara, Photographer
1. First of all, tell me about yourself:
Name: Patrick Kawahara
Nickname: Pat, Patty, Patsie, P, Puh, Patches, Rick
Current Location: San Francisco
5 Things I can’t live without:
First Love: Crystal, pre-school.
Current Crush: Greta Gerwig, famous, but still...attainable.
Perfect Companion: An empty bottle to remind me of my mistakes.
Latest Discovery: My parents support
Insecurities: Large groups of people. People who talk at me.
Dirty Little Secret: That I watched you sleep last night.
Best or worst lie you ever told: That I had my parents support. kidding. kinda.
Meaning of life: To somehow find someone whose heart will break when I die.
Proudest moment: Being old enough to where being awkward was rewarded.
Best piece of advice you ever got: You’re better than that.
You’d Recommend: Laying on the floor, Taking showers in the dark, Developing your own film.
In five years: Ill be twenty years away from half of one hundred.
2. How did you get into photography? Why do you like shooting for Violet Boutique?
-I got into photography with a blue and orange Fisher Price camera. From there it became a means of escaping from crowds of people. The camera became a tool that allowed me to be alone. Besides the completely depressing aspects of why I got into photography, I really do enjoy being able to capture moments of life that are happening around me. The continuous pursuit of capturing that “perfect shot”
-I enjoy shooting for VB because I feel that it is rare to shoot for a company that makes the relationship with their photographers a priority.
3. 5 Random Facts About You:
1.) I like how Cheetos turn my fingers orange.
2.) I like how Merlot turns my teeth purple.
3.) I air played my way through fifth grade Cello class.
4.) I always get ginger ale on airplanes.
5.) I am sorta weird...
4. a) Via the Proust Questionnaire:
Your favorite virtue: Silence is golden.
Your main fault: I say “yes” too much.
Your idea of happiness: Knowing my decisions will take care of my actions.
Your idea of misery: Being trapped in a tent with a spider.
Natural talent you would like to be gifted with: Ability to paint like the boss Bob Ross
Your present state of mind: Rushed.
Fault you have most toleration for: Ignorance.
Trait you despise in others: Lack of work ethic.
What is your greatest extravagance: Dreaming.
Your most treasured possession: Haven't found one yet.
Your favorite motto: It changes. That is not a motto, just a fact.
4. b) Via James Lipton
What is your favorite word: Indeed.
What is your least favorite word: Could.
What turns you on: Freckles.
What turns you off: People who don't make eye contact.
What sound do you love: Screeching tires, I love anticipation.
What sound do you hate: jingling of keys.
What is your favorite curse word: Fuck
What profession would you like to attempt other than your own: Car designer.
What profession would you not like to do: Firefighter, someone would die.
If heaven exists to you, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates: “You’re late”