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“I love that I can show up to a shoot wearing 5″ heels and a big dress and still carry all my Dynalite equipment myself! When you have to wrangle animals, children and models (and everything has to be just right) the last thing you want to worry about is your lighting system.” –Claire Rosen

Claire Rosen is a commercial fashion and fine art photographer, video artist and educator.  She loves big dresses, vintage taxidermy and adventures.  Much of her inspiration comes from fairy tales, fables and other children’s stories.  She is drawn both to beauty and darkness as it exists in life, and her images explore this duality. In 2010, Claire’s commercial work has been recognized by Communication Arts Photography Annual, International Photography Awards, Prix de la Photographie, Sony World Awards, Artists Wanted: Exposure as well as The Art Project: W Magazine. 

Her fine art series has received awards in the self portrait category of the International Photography Awards in 2010 and the Prix de la Photographie in 2009. Claire is currently represented by Verve Gallery, Gallery 51 and Asymmetrick Arts; her fine art work has been exhibited widely and is included in many public and private collections.   She has been featured in Direct Art, Creative Quarterly Journal, Photocine News and The Montclair Times.  Her client list includes Random House Publishing, Neiman Marcus Short Hills, Doubleday Magazine, Prevention Magazine, Mia Magazine, N.E.E.T Magazine, The London Sunday Fashion Times, Bangz Salon & Spa, Alex Randall Bespoke Lighting, Ryan Wilde Millinery, Alex Young and Cora Pearl Underpinnings.

In addition, Claire lectures and teaches courses around the world in photography through the New Jersey Visual Arts Center, Unique University, The Compelling Image, Gulf Photo Plus and NORDphotography. Claire graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2006 with a BFA in photography.  See more of Claire’s work and current projects at