Patrick Fraser

Photographer

Recent Projects

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Biography

Patrick was born in Norwich, England a city in the south east. After high school he signed up for the local art school where he took an art foundation course. There Patrick would spend hours in the dark room perfecting his black and white printing. He went on to Oxford Brookes University and graduated with a BA Hons in Fine Art. London was his next stop where he sang in a band and photo assisted for a living. He scored a camera trainee position on Ridley Scott's film Gladiator which was filming in the woods outside London. This gave him a taste for movie making so after that he headed to California and shot a bunch of student films. Patrick has been here ever since and made his first portrait portfolio shooting the people around Venice beach where he would sell his paintings on the weekend.

He worked at a pro photo lab in Santa Monica were he ended up meeting other photographs and assistants which led to working for Herb Ritts on the Vanilla Sky movie poster shoot with Tom Cruise. Now Patrick is working around the globe for international clients like Google, Jonnie Walker, Skype, Sony Records and many more. Editorial clients have been Sunday Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Rolling Stone to name a few. He mixes his time shooting commercial assignments with ad agencies and magazines with making personal series. Filmmaking has always been a big part of his life as well. Last year he completed his first feature documentary called Skin Movers about the hidden world of Taxidermy filmed in a small town in Colorado.

Based in sunny Venice, California – he enjoys life together with his wife Carla and son Rafael August as well as riding his motorbike through the mountains from time to time. 

More about Patrick on instagram & website.