Rowan Papier is a British fashion photographer. His photography is typically the voice of elegant women; modern or classic, his subjects are sophisticated and powerful.
His artistic images show emotion, alongside timeless beauty, using photography as a means to capture his subjects in an iconic manner.
Papier's interest in art began at an early age. His practice of fine art throughout his childhood led to his work being shown at The Saatchi Gallery in London when he was just 16 years old.
At the age of 18, he moved from London to New York to begin his professional career at the studio of Bruce Weber. At 19, his next position was at the studio of David LaChapelle. Following this, he spent several years working on set for Steven Meisel — this is where he earnestly developed his photographic technique, and continued to refine his unique aesthetic.
He now captures beautiful portraits, that inhabit the border between art and fashion, notable for the play of light, shadow, color, and form.
Papier is a regular contributor to British Vogue, The Daily Front Row, and other publications. He recently debuted a fine art series for Tabula Rasa magazine, as part of a group show in April 2019. He currently works and resides in New York City.