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- Patrick Hoelck
Photo School Co-Founder; Patrick is know for his captivating brand of celebrity portraiture. An award winning director, Patrick is a master of both large scale studio lighting, and intimate polaroid shoots alike.
Patrick Hoelck's work resonates because it does not hide, pervert, destroy, or malign. Instead, it emboldens an individual for who they are. Sexuality and celebrity status are consequential of being human—of being a man or woman, actor or actress, singer or musician, model or cult personality. Glamour and attitude are consequential of one's pride and self-respect. Hoelck’s work captures these symptoms at face value.
Hoelck, born in Santa Monica, California in 1968, is an American contemporary photographer and director. In his early teens, Hoelck made his way to New York City where he was quickly absorbed into the lawless city streets of the 1980's and at sixteen began directing music videos during the emergence of rap music.
In 2002, Hoelck self-published his first book of photographs and short stories, entitled TAR, which was the catalyst for his emergence as a professional photographer. He gained momentum after friend Vincent Gallo chose him to shoot the cover of Flux magazine over the late Richard Avedon. He has since shot for major editorial, fashion and advertising clients. His subjects include celebrities and musicians such as, Clint Eastwood, Emily Blunt, James McAvoy, Samuel L Jackson, Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, Anna Paquin, and Katie Holmes.
In 2010, he made his feature film directorial debut with "Mercy", winning Best Director and Best Film in the Savannah Film festival. While his film enjoys success Hoelck continues to explore the intricacies of human nature through the lens.
He recently released a book of Polaroids entitled Polaroid Hotel, the book signing and exhibition enjoyed great success being hosted by LEADAPRON, curated by OH WOW, and receiving praise from Art in America. Hoelck currently lives and works between Los Angeles and New York City and continues to shoot for clients all over the world as well as expand upon his body of fine art.
Photo School Co-Founder; Michael's photography can be found on countless campaigns and blockbuster action movie posters. He is also a prominent adventure & wildlife photographer, especially known for his innovative shark photography.
Protege of the Photography Icon Herb Ritts. Brian's A-List celebrity images have graced countless magazine covers and fashion campaigns. His personal work has been shown at galleries around the world.
Kenny is a graphic designer who has created tons of amazing movie posters and album covers. He and his team at Gravillis inc work closely with photographers and artist to take ideas from sketches, to billboards.
Estevan Oriol is the preeminent Los Angeles street photographer of his generation. His legendary work has documented the low rider, and street gang lifestyle for over 20 years.
Pro Skater turned Pro Photographer, Arto is known for his breathtaking skate photography as well as his incredible lifestyle & portrait images.
Andi is one of Patrick Hoelck's favorite retouching artists, responsible for putting the finishing touches on many of his most recognizable images. She's also a great photographer in her own right, shooting major fashion and advertising campaigns.
Photoschool staffer Chad Brooks has assisted Michael Muller & Patrick Hoelck for years. From lighting, to lenses, Chad is a jack of all trades how knows every trick of the trade inside and out.
Jess has worked for Michael Muller every day for years. She is a formally trained Photoshop Wiz and has retouched thousands of images form Michael.