Fabrice Paget is a multi-talented creative with offices in London and Philadelphia and an all-consuming passion for helicopters.
It was a TV series featuring mountain air rescue in the Swiss alps that he saw on TV as a child in France that sparked his interest in helicopters. The passion kept growing through the years and in 2009, Fabrice got certified as a private helicopter pilot in the UK.
During the summer of 2017, Fabrice visited the American Helicopter Museum in West Chester PA, and was mesmerised by some of the historically-significant and rare machines on display there that include the first-ever commercially-certified helicopter in America (the Bell 47B #001) and a rare French-made Djinn from the 1950s.
Finding no photography of these heroic machines that he could hang on his wall, Fabrice approached the museum and started a series of shooting sessions, approaching the helicopters like the precious high-jewelry and luxury goods that he is accustomed to photographing for his clients which range from global Luxury brands such as Cartier and Fabergé, to independent designers such as Raphaele Canot and Preciously Paris to start-up brands like Miami-based UltraMorea, after having assisted and learned from one of the world’s foremost diamond jewellery photographer Tom Dobbie.
Half French, half Italian, Fabrice has lived and worked in Japan, France, Germany, Italy, the UK and now calls the Graduate Hospital area of Philadelphia home.