From LA to New York, Patrick Hoelck has risen above the ranks and established himself as a premiere celebrity photographer. This music video director turned photographer has worked in fashion, documentary and even feature films. Capturing subjects such as Kanye West, Clint Eastwood and Will Ferrell has become a trademark for Patrick. His true talent, though, is establishing a connection with these celebrities that allows them to open up to his lens. We were able to catch up with Patrick and talk about his influences, beating out Richard Avedon for a cover and his new feature film, 'Mercy.' See what he had to say after the jump.