Rowan Metzner

Location Los Angeles
Bio

Photographer, retoucher, podcaster

Photographer Visual Artist Retoucher
Projects
4 Projects

Work History

Professional Photographer
Rowan Metzner Photography
Jun 2007 – Present
Greater Los Angeles Area
Photograph for commercial, athletic, and personal clients around the world. Client list includes: Causebox, Viva Belize Resorts, Guitar Center, Playboy Enterprises, and BOND Advertising Agency.
Image Technician
American Eagle Outfitters
Sep 2012 – Sep 2014
Greater Pittsburgh Area
Lead image technician for in store and web guides and looks of on body images of Aerie Brand. Worked with creative directors to maintain brand consistency. Adjusted color, improved skin, reshaped body and merchandise to ensure ideal fit. Taught new hires company aesthetic. Assisted in studio with photographers to set lighting.
Image Technician
Abercrombie & Fitch
Jul 2011 – Mar 2012
Columbus, Ohio Area
Implemented new system of operation by demonstrating the value of shooting RAW images over JPG. Set standards for retouching models. Retouched and batch processed on figure looks for the web. Updated image database system. Assisted on additional projects such as Key Looks.
Freelance Photographer and Retoucher
Playboy Enterprises, Inc.
Jun 2010 – Jul 2011
Photographer for weeklong Playmate adventure in Belize. Photographed all still content as well as some video, art directed and set shooting schedule. Daily retouched images in the office including edit selection. Volunteered for time critical pictorials.
Photo Editor
Elizabeth Kleinveld
Mar 2007 – Mar 2010
Photo editor for conceptual post-Katrina book about New Orleans photographers. Selected photographers and photographs included. Assisted with layout concept. Arranged interviews, conducted meetings, and assisted with promotion.

Education

BFA
Rhode Island School of Design
2004 – 2007
Tulane University
2001 – 2003
High School Diploma
Greenhills School

Skills