All photography provided by Patrick Hagerty
Since 1997, I have led the effort to permanently capture the LGBT Community at it's best to highlight and showcase our lives.
Who am I?
Hi, I’m Patrick. I grew up in the Northeast and having lived in Philadelphia for 15 years and call it my home. I love TV, the theater and could watch movies all day long. I have an amazing person in my life that shows me that love is out there. When it comes to photography, I’m all in. I put everything into it... my energy, my humor, my time and there is nothing else I would rather do. If you see me outside of a job, I always have a camera on me because I just feel weird without one at my side. I absolutely love creating images that tell a story. I want you to look at my images and feel the emotion of what they are feeling. I’m constantly trying new ideas and pushing myself to become a better photographer. As a wedding and portrait photographer, I get to meet so many amazing people who let me share in some of the best days of their lives. Each story is unique and I can't wait to hear yours!
I specialize in Weddings, head-shots, portfolios, event photography as well as fine art figure studies and Real Estate Photography.
I shoot the male nude form because it is often quickly dismissed as pornographic. I believe that the human form is a beautiful work of art, and I'd like to be an integral part in changing the juvenile mentality that currently exists
What I've Achieved
I have photographed such events as:
- Democratic National Convention
- "Shut up and Dance" for Manna,
- Annual HRC Dinner in Philadelphia,
- Mr. Gay Philadelphia
- Philadelphia Pridefest
- Equality Forum
- NYC Pride
- Black Tie Bingo for AIDS Fund
- Philadelphia LGBT Film Festival
My work has been published in:
- Genre magazine,
- Edge Publications website,
- Philadelphia Bulletin,
- Nightlife Gay
- Metro Philadelphia
People I've Photographed:
- Approx 60 of RuPauls Drag Queens including BeBe Zahara Benet, Bob the Drag Queen, Pandora Boxx, Jinkx Monsoon, Nina Flowers, Sharon Needles and many more.
- Mayor Jim Kenny
- Mummers Fancy Brigades
- Steve Grand
- Jim Obergefell
- Edith Windsor
- Anthony Rapp
- Mink Stole
- President Barrack & Michel Obama
- Vice President Joe and Jill Biden
- Hillary Clinton & President Bill Clinton
- Sarah McBride