Patrick Demarchelier

Vouge Portraits

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Patrick Demarchelier

Patrick Demarchelier is one of the world's most coveted fashion photographers. He has created iconic portraits and photographed covers and campaigns for many influential publications and fashion houses. In 2003, he said: "I have no formal qualifications, just the school of life. I learned most by just taking pictures; a lot of pictures. I've made plenty of mistakes, but it's often from your mistakes that you learn most. Being a photographer is like being an athlete. You must practice every day."
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The Motion of the Ocean

Patrick Demarchelier is famous for his individual uniqueness in portrait photography. He has shot hundreds of shoots for many people and highly respected companies such as Vogue. The Motion of the Ocean is one of my favorite pictures from his 2011 Vogue collection. The simplicity of the waves and dresses really make this a great piece. This picture is very successful in capturing the mother and daughters personality in the piece. I love the way that the picture is staged, from the beautiful dresses and hats all the way to the old umbrella. I really believe that this is a very successful photo the way it is without any changes or alterations.

"When you are a photographer, you work all the time, because your eye is the first camera" -Patrick Demarchelier