Patrick Demarchelier’s artistic approach for a photo shoot is identical whether it’s with a celebrity or a fashion model.
He seeks to unveil the sublime natural essence of his subject and reveal their inner optimism.
Robert de Niro, Tom Cruise, Paul Newman, Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts, Elton John,
Kravitz, Gianni Versace, Madonna, Quincy Jones,
Winfrey, John Galliano, Jean Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs, Karl Lagerfeld, Ralph Lauren, Laura Bush, Président Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, etc..
All the above Demarchelier.
Invited by the Princess Diana in 1989, he agrees to photograph her with a hair stylist and make-up artist. As a result of this first encounter, she asked him to become her official photographer.
He, therefore, became the first non-British official photographer of the Royal family.
Beyond his privileged status, he was a dear friend of Lady Diana until her tragic death.
Linda Evangelista, November 1994
Meg Ryan, January 2001