LORD PATRICK LICHFIELD
Lord Patrick Lichfield's, photography spanned four decades of change. His iconic images, from the early 1960s to the new millennium, included notable personalities and events thatcharacterized the times. A cousin of Queen Elizabeth, the late Earl of Lichfield was educated at Harrow and the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, after which he served for several years as an officer inthe Grenadier Guards. In 1960, he inherited his grandfather's Earldom and, soon after, left the Army, launching himself as a photographer in 1962. He progressed from photographing London's party set to editorial work for national dailynewspapers. Success in notable London magazines, such as the highly influential Queen magazine, led to commissions from Life, Vogue and Vanity Fair magazines in the United States, and from a large number of international companies including Burberrys, Dunlop, Epson, Olympus, Unipart and White Horse. Since that time, his pictures - ranging from formal and informal portraits, including many members of royalty as well as celebrities, prominent figures from the world of fashion and beauty to high profile advertising - became famous throughout the world. He was a frequent visitor to Dubai, a destination he admired and enjoyed, and one which certainly provided a wealth of fascinating subjects for his camera. Dubai - A City Portrait was the outcome of these visits; a rich study of one of the most dynamic and fastest-growing cities in the world today. Patrick Lichfield died unexpectedly in November 2005. His sudden death - shortly after completing Dubai -A City Portrait was a huge shock to many people, not least those at Motivate Publishing who had worked with him.