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Patrick Demarchelier (1943-) France

Patrick Demarchelier is a French fashion photographer and visual artist. He got his first camera, an Eastman Kodak, when he was seventeen years old. Demarchelier quickly learned how to take photographs and retouch and develop his pictures. Everything around him served as a subject, and in 1975 he moved to New York to live the life of a freelance photographer. In New York, he worked with famous photographers like Henri Cartier-Bresson, Jacque Guilbert and Terry King. Demarchelier’s career took off in earnest when fashion magazines like Marie Claire and Elle took notice of his pictures. He later worked for Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar as well. During his years as a fashion photographer, Demarchelier has worked commercially with major fashion houses including Dior, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Calvin Klein and Louis Vuitton. His work has adorned the pages of magazines all over the world, such as Rolling Stone and Life. Patrick Demarchelier is one of the twentieth century’s absolute biggest international fashion photographers.


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