Patrick Demarchelier, ‘Diana, Princess of Wales’, Tom Craig Fine Art

A superb and rare platinum print by Patrick Demarchelier of Diana Princess of Wales taken during the famous photo session of 1993 Artist Proof aside from the edition of 25 copies Signed lower right and with the printers blind stamp. French photographer Patrick Demarchelier was the first non-British photographer to officially photograph the British Royal Family. In 1989 Patrick Demarchelier became, by request, Her Royal Highness Princess Diana’s official photographer. This relationship lasted until her sad death in 1997. Demarchelier shot four beautiful covers of Diana for the British Vogue published in 1991, 1994 and 1997.

Signature: Signed in Pencil

About Patrick Demarchelier

“I have that one second, the moment she forgets about the camera, when I can make someone relax and become her real self. That is the moment I want to capture,” states Patrick Demarchelier, internationally renowned fashion and portrait photographer known for his ability to represent the true personalities of his subjects. He discovered his passion at 17, experimenting with his first camera. By 1975, he had moved to New York and was working for Vogue, beginning to build a portfolio that now includes innumerable celebrities and supermodels. Princess Diana admired his work and, in 1989, commissioned him to photograph her and Princes William and Harry, leading to his role as the first non-British official photographer for the Royal family. Demarchelier is particularly drawn to female subjects, the result, he cheekily claims, of “always being surrounded by men” growing up.

French-American, b. 1943