After studying photography and art history at FIT and Syracuse University, Jamaican-born photographer Michael Rowe worked behind the scenes in celebrity syndication at premier agencies such as Corbis-Outline and Contour by Getty Images. While there, he edited and sold the works of renowned photographers like Mark Seliger, Ruven Afanador, Lorenzo Agius and Martin Schoeller—all of whom were major influences.
During this time, Rowe developed a keen eye for fashion and beauty and an expertise in the art of celebrity portraiture. He has photographed some of the top names in the entertainment industry, including Naomi Campbell, Diahann Carroll, Laverne Cox, Viola Davis, Danai Gurira, Chaka Khan, Spike Lee, Janelle Monáe, Robin Roberts, Kelly Rowland and Gabrielle Union. Rowe’s work is effortless, vibrant and engaging. With his great personality and sense of humor, he immediately lights up a room.
Rowe currently resides in Los Angeles.