Patrick McHugh grew up in Greenwich village, New York City. His family returned for a time to Ireland, where Patrick attended Secondary School. It is these teenage formative years, spent in the west of Ireland, that Patrick credits for his visual aesthetic.
Later, Patrick returned to the West Village and studied photography at SVA and Parsons School of Art and Design in NYC. After working in the U.S. for almost 10 years he moved to Europe and spent three years in Barcelona.
Today, Patrick is an established fashion and advertising photographer who works from his base in Ireland. He is currently working on several personal photo projects. His clients have included Aer Lingus, McDonald’s, Mazda and Time Inc., and his work has featured in Communication Arts, the New York Photo Festival and the Royal Hibernian Academy.