Venice Beach, 8:45a. Photo by Josh S. Rose.

The alert popped up on my phone: severe fog warning in Venice Beach. I let it go for a day and then thought, if it’s still like this tomorrow I’ll get up early and go see how it looks down at the beach. It was, I went.

There’s something symbiotic…

With Shu Kinouchi, LA Dance Project. Photo by Josh S. Rose, 2021.

In the agency world of old, the concept of The New York Headquarters came with a self-generated gravity, perpetuated by the pace and confidence of New Yorkers themselves. People who marched forward quickly, with the belief that others would learn important things simply by being among them and in their…

Embracing Complexity

Photo by Josh S. Rose, 2018.

It’s important in this day and age to embrace complexity. We must push further into the discourses that matter if we are to find joy and a genuine voice in our day-to-day lives. Life is complex. Photography is complex. Art is complex. If you’re not engaged in that complexity, you’re…

3 Things To Stop Worrying So Much About

Xochitl, harpist. Photo by Josh S. Rose, 2021.

Portraits! Big topic. But let’s assume you already are familiar with doing up-close, shallow depth-of-field portraits, or even in-studio work with a backdrop and a two or three light set-up. Great — that’s 80% of portraiture right there and you can make a fine living with that skill set, as…

Josh Rose

Josh S. Rose is a filmmaker, photographer, artist and writer. Writing about creator life and observations on culture.

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