Patrice de Villiers

Photographer / Director

Biography

For Patrice the art of still life is making the inanimate, animate, to create an emotional connection between the work and the viewer. Her first commission was for The Sunday Times magazine, a series of food portraits, which led to finding her creative voice & she’s worked with them ever since. Born in London but raised in the country, undecided on wether to pursue a career in journalism, she discovered photography on a foundation course in art & design. Pictures won over words & she enrolled on a degree course at university studying photography, film & English literature. Having focused on portrait & landscape imagery at university, after three years assisting a still life photographer, Patrice began to dedicate her passion, dedication to craft and hard working ethos to the art of food & still life photography. Since then, she has wrapped cars in pasta bows for Ford, dressed crab claws in stockings for a Las Vegas superstar hotel , shot model made Cornettos in a Moscow basement & draped pasta over rock stars for her charity project ‘LoveMusicLoveFood’ in aid of UK charity Teenage Cancer Trust.
Patrice has built a reputation for producing iconic images for clients such as Le Printemps, Selfridges, Eurostar, Harrods, Westfield, Gaggenau, Amazon, Financial Times, 1843 The Economist, The Observer, Conde Nast, British Airways, Toyota, Land Rover, Heinz, McDonalds, Kellogg’s, Gordon’s Gin, Nescafé, Nestle, Godiva, & of course for Intermarché working with Marcelww on the legendary Inglorious Fruits and Vegetables campaign.

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