Originally from London, Ontario, Pat Blythe has been involved in the entertainment business in one capacity or another for almost 40 years. Writer, publicity, public relations, media relations, photographer, Pat has worn many caps. Landing in Toronto in 1979, initial employment included record store Circle of Sound on Yonge St., two Toronto booking agencies, an artist management agency (The Kings) and her own small publicity company (Panthyr Productions). She finally segued into a full time position at Burson-Marsteller, which at that time was the world's largest public relations firm.
Pat is Associate Producer of Cashbox Magazine™ Television and is the official photographer for Entertainment Music Group (EMG). She writes a weekly music column for the blog site Don't Believe A Word I Say (DBAWIS) and contributes feature articles to a number of publications including See Rock Live magazine and Cashbox Canada Magazine, sharing her passion and deep love of music while continuing her commitment to support the local Indie artists by telling their stories. Photographing most of the events and shows as A Girl With A Camera, "The Picture Taker", Pat is once again immersing herself in the local entertainment scene, discovering the richly profuse talent the city produces.
After working alongside her late husband, writer and photographer Christopher Blythe The
Picture Taker, for 34 years, her busy schedule includes a very special project.... archiving Chris's 40-year photographic narration. With a lens focused on Toronto's music scene from1970's to the late 1980s, Chris photographed in the clubs, music festivals (Arthur Pop, Canada Jam) and on the street, capturing the bands that made it such a vibrant time.
Check out Chris's story here
and find out more about The Picture Taker Project.
Oh.....and she loves to dance.