Count Nikolai Leopold Archibald von Bismarck-Schönhausen (German: Nikolai Leopold Archibald Graf von Bismarck-Schönhausen; born 29 December 1986) is a British-German photographer.
Early life and family
Count Nikolai von Bismarck-Schönhausen was raised in Central London. He is a member of the House of Bismarck, a German noble family headed by his uncle, Ferdinand, Prince of Bismarck. He is the oldest of four children. His father is Count Leopold von Bismarck-Schönhausen, the youngest child of Otto Christian Archibald, Prince of Bismarck and Ann-Mari Tengbom, the daughter of Ivar Tengbom. His mother is Debonnaire Jane Patterson, the granddaughter of John Roseberry Monson, 10th Baron Monson and the niece of John Monson, 11th Baron Monson. He is a great-great grandson of German Chancellor Otto, Prince of Bismarck, Duke of Lauenburg.
Von Bismarck attended Harrow School, an all-boys boarding school in Harrow, London.
Von Bismarck works as a photographer. When he was sixteen years old he trained with photographer Mario Testino. Working under Testino led to his first professional photoshoot, titled “like a virgin” and was commissioned by Isabella Blow, at which time he was the youngest photographer to shoot for Condé Nast. He studied photography at Parsons Paris School of Art and Design in Paris, France.
After graduating from Parsons he worked with Annie Leibovitz for two years. In 2013 he produced a photography exhibit focused on Ethiopia. He photographed Princess Beatrice of York for her official 18th birthday portrait. In October 2017 his work was featured on the cover of Harper's Bazaar Australia.
Von Bismarck is currently in a relationship with English model Kate Moss.