Amanda Rowan is a photographer and art director currently living and shooting in Los Angeles, California. She graduated cum laude from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Her portraits include international artists, performers and pop celebrities alike. Her visual style of documenting people is both intimate and heightened, with an emphasis on highlighting natural beauty and incorporating environments into the story of each portrait. Her work often examines themes of celebrity, identity, and perception and has been shown both in NYC and California and is sold internationally.
Born Backstage, the Book
Daughter of Grammy winning bluegrass and country legend Peter Rowan, she began shooting rock concerts during high school. In 2014, she launched the project "Born Backstage", a portrait series and photo documentary essay that chronicles artists and performers who are all the children of folk and rock legends such as The Grateful Dead, Crosby Stills & Nash, The Beatles, Frank Zappa and many more. Amanda was able to connect with her subjects as only an insider can, to bring us this personal and captivating collection of original images and candid interviews to life. The project has evolved to include over 50 subjects, with forthcoming publication culminating in a book.
Branding and Marketing
Rowan's distinctive visual aesthetic and mastery of lighting, combined with her knack for shooting people, makes her a highly in demand commercial photographer shooting campaigns as well as corporate branding. She has run a boutique marketing and publicity photography company for the last eight years. See full client list for more details
GrubHub, New York Times, ChowNow, People Magazine, MetoWe, The Doctors, NBC, HBO, Hilton Entertainment, Sotheby's, iDress, Tough Guppy Productions, LiveStrong, Art of Elysium, Ronald McDonald House, Carter's Kids, and Sarah Barron to name a few.