Diana Patient is a portrait and fine art photographer who wishes to understand more about human identity, about who we are and who we can be. The process of a photoshoot is as interesting to Diana as the end product as she explores the idea that the self becomes more fluid in front when confronted with a camera and it becomes a tool to release our inner most creativity.
‘Well that’s rather gorgeous!’ – Mike Trow, Picture Editor Vogue.
Challenging roles in fashion with her self-portrait collaborations with designers, including Missoni, Diana asks the question Who Can We Be? Her self-portrait work champions creative acknowledgment for the model as well as the photographer. She has worked for Angharad Probert in Paris, became brand photographer for Ascoli in Milan, and Missoni invited her to collaborate with them at their family home and factory in Sumirago for which she created a piece named Intruder.
‘London-based photographer Diana Patient has worked for the press, photographed ballet dancers and fashion spreads, but she is best known for her dreamy, romantic portraits and self-portraits.’ – Missoni Moments
With a background in literature, writing and painting Diana and started her career in photography with a brief stint as a writer, then photographer, at the Daily Mirror. Since then she has worked for Vice China, Abitare, Ascoli, and her piece on travellers at Appleby Fair has just been featured on Vice UK .
‘Whilst I was playing in the river, a little apprehensive and shy, she made me forget myself and yet depicted me so vividly. I had no idea she was doing something immense and great.’ – Aalia Khan
Artistic direction for photo shoots.
Photographed for Missoni, Harrods, Girl’s Guide to Paris, Bestival, Vice, Abitare blog, Ascoli, La Seaporta, Living Etc., etc.
Artistic director and photographer for the collective Adorn www.theadorncollective.com
Copyright 2013 © Diana Patient – All rights reserved. My images may not be reproduced in any form without my written consent. If you are interested in buying my work and the rights to use it, feel free to send me a note. Please don’t send me notes with stock requests or requests to use my work on your own website for free.