Rahul Patel, 22 years of age currently studying Graphic Design at Canterbury Christ Church University (Year 3) has in a short-time conquered and experienced tasks and projects which may still seem out of reach for many photographers and graphic designers today. Highly influenced by fashion; Patel certainly makes this evident in his work and puts London on the map when networking his photography and design work internationally. His name, his logo and his talent has appeared in more than 3 quarters of the world and especially major locations such as, New York, Miami, Paris and Milan.
Patel received recognition in the Irish Sun newspaper (March 2012) by designing a mixtape cover for Universal Records’ artist Da KiD K, which featured Irish model, Shahira Barry.
At the prime of Patel’s career in 2012, he had the honour to be a personal tour photographer and designer for US superstar MANN who has previously worked with 50 Cent on a hit record ‘buzzin’.
Despite his substantial amount of experience, Patel still thrives in developing his career, contacts and talents. This passion lead him to liaise and work on projects with artists such as Caskey (YMCMB), Big Narstie, JBAR (SODMG) and many more. He gained these clients through a vigorous amount of networking via social networks, events and word of mouth.
Whilst working in the music industry, Patel continued his ambition for fashion and started to work within the industry. Fashion has inspired him from a very young age and has always dreamed of working with top designers and labels.
In 2013, Patel kick started his fashion career by playing a role in London Fashion Week as a press photographer. Within this experience he gained more knowledge and contacts which lead him to work with Lee Miller. Miller allowed Patel to use his AW12/13 collection on his own personal photo shoot on model Sophia Christodoulou.
After this spectacular photo shoot which was also mentioned in the Press, Patel was certainly the talk of the town. His cliental increased substantially which included CEO’s of fashion brands such as Annabelle and Simon Jeffrey who wanted him to photograph their AW13/14 collections which will be featured in retail stores such as House of Fraser in late 2013.
Rahul continues to expand his empire across the world.