Rainer Torrado is a freelance photographer. He lives in Paris

Born in Madrid, he moved to Paris in 2007, where he became a photographer after graduating from the Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid 

Torrado started his career in the fashion business shooting look books for a wide range of clients, from well known designers to industry newcomers, meeting the commercial needs of his clients while staying true and developing his own creative vision

These early assignments were followed by a growing number of commissions from the press. His images have since been published by Vogue Paris, El Pais, OUT Magazine, British Vogue, Woman Madame Figaro and international editions of fashion magazines

Throughout the years, Torrado has shot Alexandra Shulman, Chrissie Chau, Dries Van Noten, Felipe Oliveira Baptista, Jean Paul Gaultier, Jean-Philippe Delhomme, John Travolta, Matali Crasset, Rossy de Palma, Sammy Leung, Sébastien Tellier, Victoria Abril or Walter Van Beirendonck, just to name a few, showcasing his knack for working with the most diverse subjects

Torrado has visited Hong Kong repeatedly on invitation after a first stay in 2013. In Hong Kong he has worked with an agency producing campaigns of stark minimalism for international brands and local institutions

Since 2017 he has dedicated his efforts to document the parties of the queer millennials of Paris

Past shows
2019 ‘Generación XXY’ Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid (Solo Show)
2019 ‘Génération XXY’ TÊTU Le Bar à Paillettes, Paris
2019 '#photographer' Parallel Space, Hong Kong
2019 'Be There Design Festival' Dtby_, Hong Kong
2017 'Container Love' Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg
2016 'Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear' Victoria and Albert Museum, London
2016 'A Brighter Summer Day' Foster Eastman Gallery, Vancouver
2016 'Desnudados' The Malone Studio, Madrid
2015 'Turn It On' CPU Vintage, Hong Kong (Solo Show)
2015 'DRKRMS' Soho 189 Warehouse Space, Hong Kong
2014 ‘Turn It On’ D-Mop, Hong Kong (Solo Show)
2014 ‘Horizon’ jäälphoto 2014, Madrid
2014 ‘Horizon’ Mad is Mad Gallery, Madrid (Solo Show)
2013 ‘Paris Haute Couture’ Hôtel de Ville, Paris