Patrick Stevenson remains one of Australia’s most influential and pioneering photographers whose creative aesthetic ushers a profound impact across the music, events, food, travel, lifestyle, portrait, adventure and events realms. From behind the lens he has cemented his signature rapport with clients across his well accomplished and respected career, oozing social charisma and intimate connections with his clients with a vision he is in high-demand for. Snapping perfect moments from mosh pits, to capturing the sheer essence of a brands core personality, Sydney’s most celebrated photographer has attained a true reputation, seizing his adoration for the art.
With striking authenticity, Stevenson’s artistry has seen him work not only nationally, but internationally. He has been flown all over the world by his music and touring clients ranging from RUFUS DU SOL, ODESZA, Flume, Flight Facilities, Hayden James and Flosstradamus to Running Touch, DMA’s, What So Not and Alison Wonderland. Sony Music Australia, Spotify, Future Classic and Australia’s Electronic Music Conference (EMC) have too worked with Stevenson, making him one of the most highly-demand photographers in the music and arts industry. Leaning into events and festivals- Lollapalooza, Coachella, Splendour In The Grass, Field Day, Listen Out, Snow Machine and Wine Machine have all been iconic clients, binding the perfection he exemplifies in his work. Work in the film and TV sector has also given him that edge, shooting Stan's No Activity as well as ABC’s Bondi Hipsters and Soulmates.
Across his career, fashion and lifestyle has played a solid role. Having worked with Chanel, Hermes, Ksubi, General Pants, Nike, Adidas and GHD Fashion Week, fashion and lifestyle has played a solid role in Stevenson’s career. This is furthered by his work with high profile brands such as Toyota 86, Harley Davidson, Sydney Film Festival, Thredbo Resort, City of Melbourne’s Moomba and New Year Festivals. All these collaborations have been executed impeccably by Stevenson.. In the food and beverage industries, Stevenson’s resume of clients is profound including Chivas Regal, Sailor Jerry, Smirnoff, Talisker Whiskey and Jennifer Hawkins in collaboration with Mount Franklin Water.
In 2019, Stevenson launched a new artistic initiative, Music Seen, which serves as a platform to highlight local photographers working within the Australian music scene.
Taking on the form of an art exhibition, Stevenson is the curator of a monthly show, selecting 8 images from photographers who excel within the field. Not only does Music Seen showcase local talent, the event also highlights the cultural and social significance of live music within Australia.
Running for a month at a time, the selected photographs are displayed at The Lord Gladstone in Chippendale and are available for purchase. Full proceeds from each sale go directly to the charity selected by the exhibiting photographer. Currently on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Stevenson and the talented photographers who kindly donated their work have raised in excess of $10,000 through the initiative across five exhibitions.
From city to city, Stevenson has marked the map, going on the road with high profile brands, artists and events but also championing illustrious travel photography across the USA, India, Nepal and Europe. With an effortless yet sublime approach to his craft, Patrick Stevenson truly evokes a synonymous emotive spotlight through his work.