Tero Patana is a Seattle-based fashion photographer. Patana got his big break at the Chance Fashion Show, a monthly event held in Seattle. He says, “I just waltzed in there, pretended like I belonged, took some pictures, then waltzed out.” Very soon he became a regular at the Chance Fashion shows. Since then, the majority of the fashion photography Patana shoots has been through contacts made at the Chance Fashion Show.
Patana started shooting photos 20 years ago at art school in Finland. He says, “In the beginning, as a photographer, you develop much faster, but as you gain more skills and experience, it becomes difficult to challenge yourself. Sometimes, I try completely different settings, or even break the rules, just to see how the photograph comes out.”