Rob Pattinson is an English fashion photographer whose work has appeared in publications such as Vogue, W and Dazed.
The London-based photographer has been in love with fashion photography ever since he first saw the work of fashion photographers Helmut Newton and Cecil Beaton. At age 15, he began assisting his photographer father on assignment, eventually becoming a full-fledged photographer himself. He continued to grow his skills until, at age 24, he launched his namesake studio and began to explore new directions, incorporating influences from streetwear and grunge culture into his work.
Beyond the traditional fashion world, the creative director of Louis Vuitton Men’s Fashion has commissioned Rob for photography shoots, including an innovative calendar project celebrating the designer’s 100th anniversary. This year, he has also collaborated with Dior, Maison Martin Margiela and Saint Laurent on a Paris Manicure collection.
In 2014, one of his photographs was voted the second-best photo of the year by the Professional Photographers Guild of America (PPGA). His work has also been recognized by the British Journal of Photography with a 2014 BP Portrait Award. Additionally, he has been awarded first prize in the Still Life/Food category at the 2015 International Photography Awards (IPAs), held in Liverpool, UK.
Outlook For 2016
Looking ahead to the new year, Rob shares, “I’m really excited about the work I’ve done with Saint Laurent in the past year, and am planning on doing more collaborations in the near future.” In January 2016, he will be launching a new ready-to-wear collection for men and women at Louis Vuitton. For men, the designer has called on him to shoot a campaign featuring the luxury goods brands’ iconic crocodile print.
Additionally, he is working on a capsule collection with Dior. “I’m a big fan of Dior’s creative director Hedi Slimane, ” he shares, “and am really looking forward to working with him on this project. I think it’s going to be great.”
Looking back on 2015, Rob offers, “I’m really proud of the work I’ve done this year. It’s been a real challenge keeping up with the demand for my services while also working on projects that have been a joy to shoot.”
And what’s next? “I’m really happy with how the last collection turned out, so I’m looking forward to exploring more creative ways of representing my work in the future. I’d like to think this collection signified a change in direction for me – a more creative and fun approach to my work. I hope my audiences will like what they see and, most importantly, enjoy the stories and emotions I try to convey through my lens.”