Raymond Meier was born in Switzerland in 1957. He began his photography career in 1972 with an apprenticeship at the Zurich Art School. At the age of twenty he opened his first studio in Zurich and began to apply his conceptual thinking and photographic experimentation to the field of commercial image-making. 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. Meier’s long lasting relationships with major fashion, jewelry and cosmetic brands have shaped their visual identities for three decades. Throughout his career, he has also been dedicated to an independent photographic practice. With his intense understanding and constant experimentation with the properties of analog and digital photography, Meier articulates the complexity and subtleties of the medium.