• Rohn Meijer

Rohn Meijer

Dutch photographer Rohn Meijer was born in Amsterdam and emigrated with his parents to the United States when he was six years old. After returning to Amsterdam he fell in love with photography and fashion. This combination evolved into a passion and when he returned to Milan in 1984 he soon was able to work for Moschino and Versace.

He documented the supermodel era. During the 1990s, he was backstage at major fashion shows in Milan, capturing unforgettable images of the stars of the catwalk. His widely acclaimed series Dreamgirls includes images of Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Christy Turlington and many more.

It is the exquisite combination of light, colour, and focus that makes Meijer’s Dreamgirls so unique. These pieces embody the artist’s distinctive approach and stand out instantly from the mass of fashion and celebrity shots.

The brightly lit face in sharp focus juxtaposed by the gloomy, blurry background creates a powerfully dramatic effect. Meijer’s atmospheric images feel like a rare moment of calm amidst the storm of a fashion show. The photographer is able to reveal the unique, reflective, and even vulnerable character of his models. 

In 2009 he photographed the Male summer campagne for Dsquared. His work is exhibited in Europe and the United States and has been published in many magazines and photobooks.

In 2021 he became second, Merit of Excellence, with his stunning portrait called 'Black and Yellow' for Monies.