In July 2013, Aurora and the whole photographic community lost a talented and rising young photographer, Patrick Orton. At age 25, he was already a prolific shooter, capturing exciting and authentic images of outdoor adventure and lifestyle around his home base of Sagle, Idaho. Patrick embraced life to it’s fullest. It shows in his photography and is reflected in the faces and actions of those he photographed. Patrick was living his his dream as a photographer.
In his memory, Patrick’s family has established the Patrick Orton Live Your Dreams Scholarship Fund, which is an incorporated 501 c3 in the State of Idaho. The scholarship fund will help a new generation of young people from Idaho to listen to their hearts and follow their dreams, specifically through furthering their education.
Patrick’s family writes, “Patrick was the recipient of several scholarships in his senior year at Sandpoint High. These funds assisted him in his photography education and in the pursuit of his dreams. Patrick was a strong believer that one should give back as well as receive. He mentored a number of younger photographers and helped many people discover and pursue their dreams. He gave back in many ways.”
Aurora Photos invites you to join us in honoring the life and photography of Patrick Orton by making a donation to the Patrick Orton Live Your Dreams Scholarship Fund. A donation may be made at any branch of Wells Fargo Bank or the website: http://www.patrickorton-liveyourdreams.com/
Aurora Photos will continue to manage and represent the photography of Patrick Orton on behalf of his estate. Patrick’s body of work can be seen here.
Thank you for helping to keep the memory and vision of Patrick alive.