ANDREW ROWAT - INTRODUCTION / BIO
Andrew Rowat splits his time between Shanghai – where he lived for seven years from 2002 – and Brooklyn, where he moved in 2010. The bulk of his work is in the editorial realm – be it portraits for the New Yorker and Vanity Fair, or travel shoots for Conde Nast Traveler. His work often blurs the boundaries between editorial and art, and his approach to image-making results in photographs that have an architectural quality to their aesthetic – rectilinear attitudes in his subjects be they inanimate or animated. There is almost always an understated humour in his photographs that at first blush is not evident – only a close inspection or a very large print reveals the inside joke. His travel work has a transportive quality to it – dragging you from your cubicle or couch along with him on the journey.