Oliver Pattison

documentary photography

I take pictures in a humanistic style for people who want a document of their work and life.

If you are an artist, a creative professional, a small business, or a non-profit organization seeking to tell your story through candid photography, you should reach out. I can help you showcase your mission, your talent, your distinct personality, your purpose through bold photography.

Say hello and let me know what you’re looking for.

Oliver Pattison, a documentary photographer
  • view of the lake near Lake City
  • fog over snowy mountains near Lake City
  • a view of Garden of the Gods
  • scene from a photo walk in Old Colorado City
  • sillhouette of Oliver and Sapphie with Pikes Peak in the background
  • Oliver lifting Sapphie the dog by her life vest

My Approach

I shoot with a quick and candid approach, with subjects in their familiar environments. I tend to take mostly unposed pictures, but I can also collaborate with you to create a scene or story. I am a careful editor who will shape a narrative for you and deliver consistent results.

More About Me

I live in Colorado Springs with my partner Jean and our dog Sapphie. Living here balances my love for being near the mountains alongside access to a city that has so many opportunities to connect with other people, go hiking and running, volunteer, and build community.