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Chris Patey photographs people ranging from your next-door neighbor, to legendary Hollywood actors, and some of the wealthiest business people in the world. Regardless of the nature of his sitters, his ability to work fast and maintain flow during a session keeps his subjects engaged and garners the unguarded and organic moments that he aims to capture. His mixture of professionalism and laid back demeanor puts subjects at ease and instills trust among his clientele.


In 2016 Patey’s body of work gained him recognition in PDN’s 30 and in 2018 a selection of his work was included in a traveling exhibit by the Smithsonian Institute titled Men Of Change.


Patey’s work has been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, People Magazine, and Playboy among others. He’s also been commissioned to create works for other clientele such as Delta Air Lines, NBC Universal, CBS, Scripps Networks Interactive, The CW Network, Aerin Beauty, Simon and Schuster, and Red Bull Media House among others.


He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two young sons. In his free time he enjoys camping with his family and riding bicycles in the mountains.