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Olivia Rose

(1985-), Photographer

Artist of 6 portraits
Olivia Rose is an award-winning photographer and director. From shooting artists for magazine editorial to album sleeves and press portraiture, she has worked with some of the foremost contemporary UK musicians. She was one of 100 photographers selected for the British Journal of Photography's 'Portrait of Britain'. In 2016 she published the critically acclaimed book This Is Grime. Her work has appeared on the covers of The Guardian's Guide and Brick magazine, and published in Vogue. Rose also regularly shoots fashion editorial for i-D magazine, preferring to street cast her subjects than use industry models, in an attempt to broaden representation. Rose began directing in early 2018 and has subsequently made videos for Jorja Smith, 6lack ft Future and Skepta.

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D Double E (Darren Dixon), by Olivia Rose - NPG x200704

D Double E (Darren Dixon)

by Olivia Rose
C-type colour print, 2015
NPG x200704

Abigail Owuo; Stormzy, by Olivia Rose - NPG x200372

Abigail Owuo; Stormzy

by Olivia Rose
gelatin silver print, 7 March 2016
NPG x200372

Stormzy, by Olivia Rose - NPG x200706


by Olivia Rose
gelatin silver print, 2016
NPG x200706

Julie Adenuga, by Olivia Rose - NPG x200707

Julie Adenuga

by Olivia Rose
gelatin silver print, 2017
NPG x200707

Skepta (Joseph Junior Adenuga), by Olivia Rose - NPG x200708

Skepta (Joseph Junior Adenuga)

by Olivia Rose
gelatin silver print, 2017
NPG x200708

Jorja Smith, by Olivia Rose - NPG x200705

Jorja Smith

by Olivia Rose
gelatin silver print, 2018
NPG x200705


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