Warwick Saint, born in January 9, 1972, South Africa is a New York-based photographer who specializes in fashion, celebrity, and advertising images. From a very early age Warwick was exposed to creative imagery. His father Kenny was founder and Creative Director of Grapple Group, the most innovative Graphic Design Studio in South Africa. Warwick spent many hours by his side, developing an eye for style, colour and form.
His mother was a model and would often bring Warwick on her shoots. He was practically brought up in a photographic studio and who knows … in those happy, hippy days even conceived in one, his mother tells. – We often appeared together in fashion and advertising shoots and only nine months old he made his first front cover, she continues. In 1976 he went to Sweden together with his mother and her partner, a photographer whose imaginative and inventive lifestyle inspired young Warwick.
Four years later he returned to South Africa where he later attended St Stithians College, a prestigious boys high school. While on a fashion shoot with his mother in Mauritius he was given the position of Second Photographic Assistant at the age of 17. He headed up at the Photographic Society and judiciously used his privileged access to the darkroom by smuggling in his girlfriend. Here he spent many hours developing and perfecting his prints and other skills.
In 1994 he graduated with a BA in Art History and Philosophy. Then he left South Africa for London. In 1999 his break came on a job for Dutch magazine which put him on the map and a few months later he moved from London to New York City. Since then he has been commissioned to shoot some of the most prestigious ad campaigns and famous celebs. He currently lives in Brooklyn with his wife Patricia.