"Frederic Mercier was very young when he discovered photography, which had been present in his family since two generations. 

He started fashion photography at the age of 16 years old and went freelance when he just turned 18.


At just 25 years old, Frederic Mercier set up his first professional photo studio in Paris, 

then he set photography aside to be able to grow a communications and productions company 

which would now include all its activities under the name of ONE COLOR.


Evolving in the fashion world for a decade already, it is at 27 years old that he goes back to a much "couture" and "editorial" style, 

carving his shadows and working his lights with perfection. 

His love for the black & white argentic portrait is refined with the grain of his iconic HASSELBLAD.

From that followed a collaboration with a fashion designer from the HERMÈS House, as well as a famous modeling agency.


When this last series of photographs came out, it earned him a few days after  to be contacted by the prestigious fashion house Christian Dior. 

It offered him several opportunities, such as collaborations with VOGUE, ELLE and GRAZIA, 

as well as on fashion shows where he did the portraits of celebrities like 

Lenny Kravitz, Jessica Alba, Sharon Stone, Jennifer Lawrence, Karl Lagerfeld, Pierre Cardin, Olivia Palermo, Anna Wintour, Marion Cotillard, Mélanie Laurent...


Other prestigious houses will follow, especially SHIATZY CHEN, but also brands of ready to wear ...  and other editorials magazines.


ONE COLOR agency has been selected for her original concept and expertise during the “communication trophies 2013”.

During the award ceremony, ONE COLOR agency became the 3rd thanks to her professionalism and the quality of her work


At only 35 years old Frederic Mercier is on the A-list of advertising and fashion photography in Paris. 

Following the requests of his clients in the field of advertising, he regularly shoulders the role of artistic director and film director.

He will began to get involved in the writing and production of advertising film targeting feature film projects.

Ambassador of the brands PHASE ONE & PROFOTO, the quality of his work is propelled to its highest level."


His ambitions are now extending its expertise on international scene.


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Jacques Hémon & Jean-François Fortchantre