Rainer Hosch was born in Vienna, Austria. His father, Heinz, was a
renowned photojournalist who gave his son his first camera on his 8th
birthday. The younger Hosch developed a strong interest in
photography, and by high school he decided to turn his passion into a
profession, studying his craft at the Graphic Institute in Vienna and
Based in NYC since 1997, Rainer works internationally for magazines as diverse as Men's Vogue, Wired, Portfolio, LA Weekly, Details, Esquire, GQ, i-D, Flair, Muse, and Interview. His ability to capture
both celebrities and unknown subjects in a charismatic and
characteristic light have also earned him advertising campaigns for
Microsoft, Nike, Hewlett Packard, Pravda, Xbox, and more.
Most well-known for his distinctive black-and-white portraits, Rainer
is currently enjoying a larger influx of both color and on-location
assignments, including reportage and environmental still life.