Frédéric Lagrange launched his career in 2001, after working with fashion photographer Nathaniel Goldberg. Early on Frédéric focused mainly on travel photography, but since, he has broadened his scope of work to include fashion and portraiture. Frédéric’s evocative color and black and white images have been featured in numerous magazines and ad campaigns around the world such as: Vanity Fair US, The New York Times magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue (Japanese, German, Spanish, Indian), The New Yorker, Louis Vuitton, Condé Nast Traveler, GQ (US, Japan), Anthropologie, Free People, and W hotels, among others. Frédéric has also teamed-up with renowned International advertising agencies such as MC Saatchi, Ogilvy & Mather, McGarry Bowen, JWT and Yellow Shoes on award-winning advertising campaigns.
Frédéric’s interest in photography was at first an excuse to travel, but soon grew into an obsessive passion. He has been documenting the world for the last fifteen years—traveling through more than 100 countries—since he first picked up a camera. Although Frédéric is best known for his images of South, South East, and Central Asia, he is also recognized worldwide for his travel and portraiture work.
Frédéric has always had a strong innate curiosity about his surroundings wherever he is in the world. His work process is mainly focused on capturing people in their natural environment, picking up through his lens as many subtle nuances as he can. His natural ability at crossing cultural and language barriers has allowed him to immerse himself completely with different indigenous tribes and people to capture human stories from the most secluded shores of the Indonesian Archipelago, to the rough, mountainous terrains of Mongolia and Afghanistan.
Chosen as Photo District News’s “30 under 30 Photographers to watch in 2003”, Frédéric has been the recipient of many photography awards and his work is also regularly featured in The American Photography Annual, The Society of Publication Designers Annual, and the PDN Photography Annual. He is also one of 30 photographers sponsored by Kodak worldwide.
Frédéric was born in Versailles, France and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY