Photography isn't just a passion. It's an artistic way of life.
Born and raised on the green shores of Jamaica, Patrick Planter has managed to sculpt his lifelong dream of becoming an artist into capturing the reality of his own professionally picturesque endeavour, redefining his skillset as a fine art photographer and photojournalist.
His works expresses simplisticity fused with visually stimulating imagery, while depending predominantly on originality, both in angles and composition. This element of uniqueness in composition is what distinguishes a Patrick Planter photograph from his other contemporaries.
His professional portfolio portrays his main strength: largely portraiture. But also highlights great works in abstract, landscape and documentary photography.
Planter got his scholastic start at Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts where he trained with renowned Jamaican photographer Donnette Zacca who introduced him to the profession. Notably, he includes Zacca’s work as one of his main inspirations. He is the former Membership Coordinator and Artistic Director of the Edna Manley College Photography Club.
In 2016, he made his professional foray into photojournalism when he began his career at popular Jamaican newspaper publication The Jamaica Gleaner. There, Planter worked as a freelance photographer on assignments ranging from sports and news to human interest and entertainment, before migrating to Switzerland in 2017. Planter’s photographs have been published in publications including Sunday’s Outlook, The Flair Magazine, The Daily Gleaner and The Star.
One of his accomplishments was represented in The Jamaica Gleaner which included a byline in the paper’s Arts and Leisure section with the article ‘Firmly Planted in Art’, published in July 31, 2016.
In his career, Planter has collaborated on projects with entities inclusive of The Edna Manley Foundation, where he was the key photographer in photo-documenting a compilation of pieces by world renowned visual artist, Edna Manley. The pieces were showcased in the print publication for the 2015 memorial exhibition Into The Sun. He also worked with visual artist, David Boxer on his latest publication.
His commercial resume consists of being a photographer for Caribbean Model Search with model management company Pulse as well as creatively shooting notable individuals such as Bobi Wine from Uganda, Tanto Metro & Devonte, Seanizzle,