Thursday, March 14, 2013

Patrick Demarchelier | No Words Necessary

There is not much I can add to or say about Mr. Demarchelier. Only that he is a master in his field and I am inspired every time I see his work… hope you are too.

Patrick Demarchelier

Patrick was born near Paris, in 1943 to a modest family sharing a home with his uncle’s family as well. For his seventeenth birthday, his stepfather bought him his first camera, A Kodak. Soon, Demarchelier was learning how to develop film, retouching negatives and started shooting photographs of friends and weddings.

In 1975, his girlfriend led him to New York and he discovered fashion photography. As a freelance photographer, learning and working with photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Hans Feurer and others, his work soon drew the attention of Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, and others. In 1992, began the start of what would be a 12-year collaboration with Hearst publications and Harper's Bazaar then he returned to Vogue. Working with Anna Wintour, shooting editorials, covers and advertising campaigns, his work has been a vital part of Vogue to this day.

Demarchelier’s clients include campaigns for Dior, Chanel, YSL, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren and so many others. He was Princess Diana’s favorite photographer and the first royal photographer from outside Britain. He’s had appearances in TV and film. Patrick’s amazing career shows no sign of slowing down and his skill, passion and eye are a complete joy to behold for anyone who loves fashion. His work captures its essence.

 “When you’re a fashion photographer, you must inspire a dream,” Patrick Demarchelier said. “With Dior Haute Couture, the dream is already there.”

Dior Couture

Dior Couture

Dior Couture | Charlize Theron

Dior Couture

Dior Couture

Maryna Linchuk | Vogue Russia

Karlie Kloss and Abbey Lee Kershaw | Donna Karan Spring 2011 Campaign

Christy Turlington | Vogue UK
Karlie Kloss | Vogue

Nadja Auerman | Harper's Bazaar
Emma Watson | Vogue

“Every woman looks more beautiful, and more like herself,
through Demarchelier’s lens.”
– Anna Wintour



MegansBeadedDesigns said...

OMG, wow! No words necessary is right! These images are absolutely STUNNING! I am loving the gowns, especially the feather one. What a jaw-dropper!

Renata and Jonathan said...

Thank you, Megan, really happy you liked it. I really enjoyed your latest post as well. xoxo

Dawn said...

Really interesting post. Absolutely stunning photos and what a great quote at the end!

Renata and Jonathan said...

Thank you, Dawn, I think Anna Wintour couldn't have summed it better. xoxo

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