In 1975, not knowing English, he goes to America after his beloved, who breaks up with him after all. Here he meets the photographers he has looked up to for years. They are Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton and Irvin Penn.
In time Patrick's photos appeared in fashion publications: Mademoiselle and Glamour. After a while, Patrick began to collaborate with Vogue, and in 1992 he started his long-term collaboration with Harper's Bazaar. The popularity of the French photographer grows with each publication and soon many world brands invite him for their photo sessions. Patrick cooperates with all major fashion houses and shoots companies for Calvin Klein, TAG Heuer, Celine, Ralph Lauren, Lacoste, Lou is Vuitton, Christian Dior, Chanel and many others.
Patrick Demarchelier is the author of the 2005, 2008 and 2014 Pirelli calendars. He has produced several successful photobooks and he is an Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters of France.
Today, the Master continues to work despite his rather old age. His younger son followed in his father's footsteps, who is engaged in photography himself and helps his father in the studio.