Raymond Patrick is a global photographer based in New York and has traveled and shot in 51 countries and over 300 cities worldwide. He's had assignments in such diverse locations such as The Maldives, Shanghai, Berlin, South Africa, Iceland, Seoul, Stockholm, Sicily, Lisbon, The Balearic Islands, San Sebastian, Saigon, Marrakesh, Paris, Botswana, Buenos Aires. He’s lived in Japan twice and has traveled there 43 times. He’s been to 16 Caribbean islands, and Italy about 17 times.
Raymond has had countless noteworthy photographic assignments shooting for prestigious Global clients. He’s recently shot stills on three Cisco Films - two were in Japan of which one was a 2020 Olympics film called Shokunin. He’s shot twice for Salesforce Tokyo, Lexus, The IBM Annual Report, Nobu Hotels and Kamakura Shirts Japan.
Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Raymond's experience from a young age was based in travel; his family lived in Hokkaido, Japan. His great uncle was the painter Fremont Ellis, one of the founders of the art colony in Santa Fe, New Mexico called Los Cinco Pintores (The Five Painters). Some creative directors have noticed the influence in the fleeting light, sense of space and perspective Raymond captures in his pictures.
Influenced by his father who had a love of photography and was always taking portraits and travel pictures, Raymond took his first photography class at fourteen. By fifteen, fueled by his enthusiasm for skateboarding at the time, became a Pepsi Skateboard Team Photographer.
Prolific in drawing since he was a young boy, Raymond was undecided on a career path. He considered transportation design as well as photography and studied for a short time at Art Center in California. He has an uncommon sense of perspective in his photographs from his early study in drawing that is often commented on by art directors. At 19, Raymond was invited to be in a gallery show with the Automotive Fine Arts Society, but it was shortly after this he made a resolute decision to be a photographer. Mindful of a path in life that could end up being a predictable journey, he wanted an independent creative life and a job that would include traveling the world.
Later, Raymond moved to New York and assisted the legendary photographer Steven Klein and a prominent Travel + Leisure travel photographer where he learned the phenomena of photography that is New York.