Rowan Papier is a British photographer, currently residing and working in New York City. His photography moves between fashion and portraiture, with an atune for intimacy, humanity and performance.
His images often speak to human emotion and timeless beauty, using photography as a means to depict his subjects in an iconic, vulnerable or unseen light. His eye has also lent itself to documentary photography, capturing historical moments on the streets of various US cities. The inclusion of empathy, and unified human experiences is also of great importance to his work.
Papier's interest in art began at an early age: His practice of fine art throughout his childhood was followed by an education at The London College of Fashion. At the age of 18, he moved from The U.K. to New York City 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.
His work was shown at The Saatchi Gallery in London at the age of 16, and has since appeared in an array of publications, including British Vogue, American Vogue, LOVE, Numero, Paper, King Kong and V Magazine.