The Masters Series 
RAYMOND MEIER
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VS+COMPANY]

 
 

VOGUE, 2006

 


Raymond Meier was born in Switzerland in 1957. After his apprenticeship at the Zurich Art School, he opened his first studio at the age of twenty, where he focused primarily on industrial and corporate photography.


 

LOVE, 2015

 


VOGUE, 2003

 


VOGUE, 2010

 


VOGUE, 1999

 


NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE, 2007

 


GLOSSIER, 2019

 


He applied his conceptual thinking and photographic experimentation to the field of commercial image-making. His work evolved to include portraiture, advertising, and ultimately still life and fashion.

 


GLOSSIER PLAY

 


HARPER’S BAZAAR

 


NUMERO TOKYO, CHANEL 2010

 


CALVIN KLEIN

 


VOGUE CHINA, 2013

 


W, 1995

 


In 1986, he moved his studio to New York City where he has been a major influencer upon publications at points of innovative change including Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, and The New York Times.

 


DIOR MAGAZINE

 


VOGUE, 2009

 


VOGUE, 2009

 


MARC JACOBS, DECADENCE

 


HARPER’S BAZAAR, 1994

 


HARPER’S BAZAAR

 


VOGUE JAPAN, 2000

 


In the 1990s, Raymond was among the first photographers to shoot color negatives and provide c-prints to magazines and advertising clients. By 1992 he was on the forefront of digital scanning and retouching.  

 


VOGUE GERMANY, 1999

 


ESTEE LAUDER

 


NARS COSMETICS, ORGASM 2018

 


GLOSSIER, 2018

 


W, 1995

 


VOGUE, 2012

 


Meier’s long lasting relationships with major fashion, jewelry and cosmetic brands have shaped their visual identities for three decades. 
Anna Wintour describes Meier’s work; “Raymond Meier has that unerring ability to infuse technically masterful compositions with charm and punch. When Meier casts his eye on something, it soars beautifully.”

 


VIKTOR & ROLF, 2014

 


SHISEIDO

 


TIFFANY & CO, 2015

 


MARC JACOBS BEAUTY, 2018

 


MARC JACOBS BEAUTY, 2018

 
 


VOGUE, LOUIS VUITTON 2008

 
 


With his intense understanding and constant experimentation with the properties of analog and digital photography, Meiera articulates the complexity and subtleties of the medium. 
“I have always been more interested in how to photograph rather than actual subject matter.  Entering into the space between the literal and the perceptual is where I find true creative freedom”.

 
 


CARTIER

 


CLINIQUE

 


CLINIQUE, 2004

 


VIKTOR & ROLF

 


NUMERO TOKYO

 


Dedicated to an independent photographic practice, Raymond has worked on a multiplicity of projects including  CUBES, PLEXI, RUBBER, LEMON JUICE and also UNIFORM COLOR SPACE and RENDERINGS : both series that hinge upon our capacity to construct meaning from what we visually register.

 


PLEXI, 2009

 


RUBBER, INSTALLATION VIEW, 2009

 


LEMON JUICE , 2012

 

 

UNIFORM COLOR SPACE, 2009

 


RENDERINGS, 2010

 


“In THE REDUCED ARCHIVE,  (2010 – ongoing). using data analytics, I have abstracted twenty years of my commercial work. A new ‘picture’ is created by algorithmically reading the color structure of my images, altering their coordinates, and reducing each image to its most prevalent colors.” 

 


THE REDUCED ARCHIVE, 2010-ONGOING

 


The two-volume set of his book LOUIS KHAN DHAKA (2004). features the architecture of the capital complex in Dhaka, Bangladesh
It is a poetic photo tribute to what is possibly the most moving, timeless, and underappreciated work of architecture built in the last 50 years.

 
 


LOUIS KHAN DHAKA, PUBLISHED BY SIMONETT 2004













 
























 


 
 
 
 

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