Friday, July 10, 2009

Photogrpher of the Week: Patrick Demarchelier

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Patrick Demarchelier was born near Paris in 1943. For his seventeenth birthday, his stepfather brought him his first Eastman Kodak camera. Demarchelier learned how to develop film, retouch negatives and began shooting friends and weddings. In 1975, he left Paris for New York to follow his girlfriend. He discovered Fashion photography by working as a Free lance Photographer and learning and working with Photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Terry King, and Jacques Guilbert. His work drew the attention of Elle, Marie Claire and 20 Ans Magazine.


He later worked for Vogue and Harper's Bazaar, first in September 1992 which resulted in a 12-year collaboration. Demarchelier shot international advertising campaigns for Dior, Louis Vuitton, Celine, TAG Heuer, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Lacoste, Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren. Since the late 1970s he has shot the covers for nearly every major fashion magazine including American, British and Paris Vogue. He has also shot covers for Rolling Stone, Glamour, Life, Newsweek, Elle and Mademoiselle.

Demarchelier is referenced in the 2006 film The Devil Wears Prada, when the "dragon lady", Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep), asks Andy (Anne Hathaway), on her very first day on the job, "Did Demarchelier confirm?", leaving her utterly confused. The first assistant Emily calmly jumps into action and calls his office, replying, "I have Patrick!"
Demarchelier also made a cameo in the film version of Sex and the City; he can be seen taking pictures during Carrie Bradshaw's fashion shoot for Vogue magazine.

above is Paulina Porizkova (a stardoll real celeb) shot by Patrick Demarchelier for french Vogue.

EDITORIAL WORK by Patrick Demarchelier :

Harper's Bazaar January 1995 models: Nadja Auermann Amber Valletta Shalom Harlow

UK Vogue March 2009 Model: Agyness Deyn

French Vogue October 2004 Models: Karolina K., Julia Stegner

French Vogue September 2004 Model: Eugenia

Harper's Bazaar May 2004 Model: Gemma Ward

Vogue India October 2007 Models: Bipasha Basu, Gemma Ward, Priyanka Chopra, Monikangana Dutta Preity Zinta, Laxmi Menon

Harper's Bazaar July 2007 Fashion Model: Angela Lindvall

American Vogue December 2007 Model: Doutzen Hair: Garren

French Vogue 04/06

Harper's Bazaar September 1992 Model: Kate Moss

Italian Vogue Febuary 2008 Models: Denisa Dvorakova Magdalena Frackowiak

British Vogue May 2008 Model: Jessica Stam

Italian Vogue December 2006 Model: Doutzen

French Vogue October 2007, Model: Natasha Poly

French Vogue June 2006 Model: Lily Donaldson

Italian Vogue Febuary 2006 Models: Vlada, Ruslana, Solange Michaela, Malin.

ADVERTISING by Patrick Demarchelier :

Moschino campaign 2008
BCBG Max Azria 2008 Campaigns
Moschino Cheap and Chic Spring 2008

Chanel No5 2006

VOGUE UK covers by Patrick Demarchelier :

FRENCH VOGUE covers by Patrick Demarchelier :

I really love this Patrick Demarchelier's work, every piece he produces is perfect down to the T, I love it and can't wait to see what he will bring out next.


John / john2_el_mejor said...

Amazing photos

Undamyumbrellla said...

Gosh, it must take you forever to make one of these posts. :P
There's no doubt that Patrick Demarchelier is one of the best. Really great covers. He shot Naomi's first one, right?

dancekicksbutt said...

oooOooo...those are some amazing pics!