Rainer Hosch was born in Vienna, Austria. His father, Heinz, was a renowned photojournalist who gave his son his first camera on his 8th birthday. The younger Hosch developed a strong interest in photography, and by high school he had decided.

Rainer works internationally for magazines as diverse as Men’s Vogue, Wired, The Hollywood Reporter, LA Weekly, Details, Esquire, GQ, i-D, Flair, Muse, and Interview. His ability to capture both celebrities and unknown subjects in a charismatic and characteristic light have also earned him advertising campaigns for Microsoft, Nike, HP, Dedon, Pravda, Xbox, and more.