I am thrilled and honored to feature multi award winning photographer Claire Rosen as my latest feature in the Artist Spotlight Series.  Photography has captured my attention recently more than ever.  This art form is utterly mesmerizing, add in the creatures and creativity of Claire Rosen and I am truly bewitched.

Claire Rosen is an award winning artist whose transportive imagery uses universal themes of dreams, fairy tales and mythology to visually symbolize the many facets of the human condition”

Claire Rosen

New York, New York

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What is your training?

Bard College at Simon’s Rock

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Savannah College of Art & Design

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What inspires you and your photographs?

The Victorian Era and Edwardian Era

Natural History

Pre-Raphaelite, Gothic and Romantic Periods of Painting 
Grimms & Hans Christian Anderson Fairy Tales 

Mythology and Folklore

What is your favorite piece? 

Ah my favorite piece is a new starfish feast but it’s not ready for public viewing… so as a runner up I will pick this Red Bellied Parrot from my Birds of a Feather series.

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What is your favorite restaurant in New York?

Decoy in NYC


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What is your favorite cocktail?

I usually try the most girlie drink on the menu…

How do you balance personal life and work?

I don’t really separate them, I think of my work as more of a lifestyle

Dream trip?

Mongolia

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or Africa are next on my list

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Dream commission?

Oh so many… Giraffe Animal Feast, photograph a Museum of Natural History Collection or the costume collection at the MET, creative campaign for a zoo or wildlife sanitary etc. 

Your favorite host / hostess gift to give?

A Mini Terrarium

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Who is your style icon?

Marchesa Luisa Casati

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Your favorite up and coming artist?

Zeren Badar

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What is your most treasured possession?

A vintage taxidermy baby bear

 
What are you reading?

Infinite Variety: The Life and Legend of the Marchesa Casati 

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What are you listening to?

Mumford & Sons

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Of Monsters and Men

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What are your favorite blogs / publications?

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www.featureshoot.com

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but currently I am looking more at Instagram for inspiration

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Claire currently has an exhibit sponsored by Hahnemühle USA of the Birds of A Feather series at the Hagedorn Foundation Gallery (hfgallery.org) in Atlanta, GA on view through November 8 with a Reception Oct. 16th at 6:30 pm and an Artist Talk Oct. 18th at 2 pm

Be sure to follow her instagram feed @clairerosenphoto, Facebook, her Blog and Website for so much more including her print sales, fashion, advertising and portfolio.  

Birds of a Feather, a portrait series of live birds ranging from the common Parakeet to the exotic Hyacinth Macaw. The birds are staged against complementary vintage wallpaper to create optical illusion and visual blending. The birds mirror the careful, self-conscious poses of the human realm in a comical and unexpected way. Posed, the birds begin to anthropomorphize as we attribute human emotion and intent to their expression.

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another favorite series is The Fantastical Feasts…so clever!

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