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Master of the “random checkered aesthetic”: Patrick Demarchelier in 10 photos

Date: April 12, 2024 Time: 20:31:12

Patrick Demarchelier would have turned 80 yesterday. The fashion photography legend has numerous glossy covers, campaigns for leading brands and collaborations with celebrities: Madonna, Leonardo DiCaprio, Beyoncé, Princess Diana. In memory of the French photographer, the editors of BURO. collected his iconic works.

Supermodels have repeatedly fallen into Demarchelier’s lens. Naomi is no exception. The photo was taken by Patrick in 1988. This is one of his first photographs of Campbell.

The recognizable frame is a black and white shot of Christy Turlington wearing a hat with a voluminous rose. Subsequently, the photo will become Demarchelier’s business card.

Since 1989, Demarchelier has become the princess’s personal photographer. “We were talking, laughing, then we clicked, and the camera seemed to disappear. Like she wasn’t supposed to be there,” Patrick said of working with her. By the way, it was the method of random frames that was the favorite technique of the master. Photographing the princess brought recognition to the photographer, not only brands and magazines, but also celebrities who wanted to work with him.

Beyoncé, Leonardo DiCaprio, Nicole Kidman, Johnny Depp, Tom Cruise all came under Demarchelier’s lens at different times, but his portrayal of Madonna would be one of the most striking collaborations.

The Canadian model posed for Demarchelier in 1992 for the September cover of Harper’s Bazaar. By the way, this issue was the first for Liz Tilberis as editor-in-chief. Before that, she worked for British Vogue as a fashion editor.

Editor’s Favorite. Patrick photographed Kate and Naomi in May 1998. Thanks to the random frame method, we got such a lively and atmospheric moving shot.

“Christy and the mouse” – this is how the photographer called his work. Today Artsy can be bought on the foreign market for an impressive amount of 40 thousand dollars.

Cover with top models for the centennial of American Vogue. As Anna Wintour said, “every woman looks more beautiful and more like herself through Demarchelier’s lens.”

Natalia Vodianova can often be seen in the photographs of the photographer. Here, for example, is a frame for the October issue of Vogue. Russian model in the image of Chanel.

Demarchelier met the prima ballerina of the Mariinsky Theater on one of the shootings. The following year, the photographer invited Diana Vishneva, together with her partner Marcelo Gómez, to a photo session. Subsequently, the work was presented at exhibitions, including the Moscow “Museum of Multimedia Art” and “Erarta” in St. Petersburg.

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Hansen Taylor
Hansen Taylor
Hansen Taylor is a full-time editor for ePrimefeed covering sports and movie news.

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