Jen Rose

PHOTO FLORA

Photography Awards + Exhibitions

2018
• Blue Hills Trailside Museum "DCR : Celebrating 100 Years of Preserving The Commonwealth of Massachusetts" Exhibit (September-November)
• Blue Hills Trailside Museum "April Showers & May Flowers : New England Reborn" Exhibit (March-June)
2017
• Future Arts Fest @ Arts at the Armory, Somerville
• Conception Art Exhibition - Boston
• Discover Quincy Pop Up Art Gallery
• Blue Hills Trailside Museum "Winter's Idyll" Exhibit
2016
• Shoot The Frame Finalist Wildlife Photography Award
• Discover Quincy's Art Walk
2015
• "Beauty of Humanity" at SCOPE Art Show Miami
• Discover Quincy's Pop Up Art Gallery "50 Days of Freedom"
2013
• Boston Fashion Awards "Creative Photographer"
2012
• Boston Fashion Awards "Creative Photographer"
• NESOP Alumni Tear Sheet Exhibition
2010
• NESOP Garner Center Exhibit
• New England School of Photography, Portfolio and Fashion honors

Photo Publications

• Vogue Italia (Photo Vogue)
• Fashion Week Online
• Boston Voyager Magazine
• Juxtapoz Magazine
• Fuzion Magazine
• T&M Magazine
• Lumen Magazine
• Papercut Magazine
• Original Living Magazine
• Bangstyle.com
• Performer Magazine
• Blast Magazine
• The Dig Boston
• Hot Stepz Magazine
• Boston Home Magazine
• The Patriot Ledger
• BlueHills.org

I am intuitive in a way that even when I’m not sure, I trust the process. In 2017 people were so curious as to why I was seeking out wilted flowers. My visions at the time seemed so unrealistic that I wasn't even sure why most days. I took a lot of photos but mostly, it gave me something to look forward to after a very personally difficult year. This seemingly random photo project of mine manifested enormously. Within 6 months I was offered a job with a local florist. For a year I swept the floors, took out the trash, made the deliveries and all the laboring jobs no one else wanted to do. I watched and observed the designers intently hoping some day they'd give me a chance. Sandie began teaching me over the summer of 2018. She told me I was under her wing now. A few months later she passed away. I can still hear her voice in the back of my head. She believed in me more than any one, including myself, so I have vowed to keep moving forward with this in her honor. There have been synchronicities throughout my life that has lead me to this point. Summer 2019 was spent fulfilling dreams. I learned the depths of a flower's beauty working in the greenhouse and farm at Bittersweet Gardens along with freelancing for some of Boston's best bloom slayers all over New England - including Fleur Events, The Wild Dahlia, Bittersweet, Floral Lab and Poppy Floral. I have found two very different mediums that I truly connect with. One that freezes time forever and one who's time is temporary. I found my Zen. 

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