Lead Photographer and Director- Cox Photography | Commercial | Fashion |High-End Weddings | NYC -Greenville, SC
Over a decade of experience. Internationally published.
1 Augusta St., Suite 200
Photography Gallery and Studio
Patrick Cox was in the midst of a thriving career when he began picturing something different.
An engineer who always had a camera in hand, Patrick photographed family, friends, colleagues and events as an avocation. People were drawn to his images – trademarked by real life expressions, captured in unscripted moments – and he fielded ever-increasing requests for portraits and weddings.
“I’m an artist at heart,” says Patrick, who has spent most of his life behind a lens. His grandparents ran an antiques shop, an image-rich venue where he developed a keen sense for the visual. “People kept expressing interest in my photography so it was natural to imagine doing this professionally.”
It might’ve remained a mere dream but for a national nightmare. His job as an engineer meant frequent international travel, and he was returning from a business trip on September 11, 2001, when all planes were grounded due to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. “I had to scramble to get home,” he recalls, “and by the time I made it, I’d decided my traveling days were over.”
Thus he launched Cox Photography in late 2001, re-framing his career with an emphasis on work-life balance.
“This isn’t about money,” Patrick says. “It’s about doing something I love while also focusing on my family.”
That’s not to say he isn’t busy – indeed, Cox Photography is the most sought-after studio in town for work that’s creative, relevant and, above all, consistent.
Clients seek Patrick out for his breadth – and depth – of experience. His photojournalism is featured in publications both local and international, from At Home in the Upstate to National Geographic. Brides love him – his portfolio features some 600 weddings – and he’s also popular for commercial and fine art images.
Patrick’s personal mission is to make images that matter. A recent photojournalism project, for example, brought awareness to the plight of the homeless. His pro bono portfolio is filled with work on behalf of unfortunate children. He photographs terminally ill patients at the GHS Children’s Hospital to ensure all parents receive a final, cherished keepsake, and he volunteers for the South Carolina Heart Gallery, a project that uses the power of photography to find homes for hard-to-place children lingering in foster care.
“I capture their personalities in images that best present them to potential adoptive parents,” Patrick explains. “I want to show the softer side of kids who are considered tough cases.”
Short List Of Commercial Clients:
Wall Street Journal (lifestyle)
Sandridge Energy Oklahoma City (website, lifestyle, and more)
National Geographic (travelers guides, and international publications)
Head Penn Racket (including maria sharapova)
Super Lawyers (various Attorney features)
Town Magazine (lifestyle, various covers and editorial since inception)
At Home Magazine (Home architecture features, veriaous covers 11 years)
The Greenville Journal
GHS Greenville Health System (6 years)
Upstate Business Journal (since inception)
Drive Off Road
Chris Durham Motorsports
Realtor and financial institutions
The Cliffs Communities
The Keowee Reserve
Eplee + Associates
Army, Navy and Marines (including general mastin robeson)
Orthodontics and Dentistry Practices
Photograph forensics and analysis
Various fashion weeks
Full time Studio with camera room
hmi k5600 lighting – Full Service Studio
Medium format digital for commercial work
Travel Nationally and Internationally
Architecturally correct medium format equipment
Lfi international Magazine (multiple in print and masters list, etc..)