The portraits, fashion and fine art images of photographer Patrick Demarchelier. Patrick Demarchelier is a French fashion photographer, born in 1943, he was raised in the small town of La Havre, near Paris. His love of photography began aged 17 when he was given his first camera by his stepfather and began to take pictures. Aged 20, he moved to Paris and began working for a photography lab, printing newspaper photographs. He has no formal qualifications, instead he claims he has learned from his mistakes.