Ben Rose is a multi-disciplined artist who grew up trans-racially adopted in an Indiana farm town. Cultural identity has always been a driving factor in his pursuit of many artistic mediums. Having gained a reputation as a spoken word artist as well as a stage actor and short filmmaker, Rose went back to school in 2007 and fell in love with photography.
"Photography absolutely gave me a better eye, and forced me to break my concepts and images down into a single frame. If you can communicate in a provocative way through a single frame, it's much easier to expand through other mediums from there."
Rose hasn't let go of his other artistic interests, his screenplay Lion Of Judah was named an Official Selection in the 2017 Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards. He is also collecting footage for a documentary about the homeless population living along the Santa Ana River in Riverside, California. His current photography obsession is an abstract series of single exposure, non-layered or photoshopped images most recently shown in the Liberate Hollywood gallery in Hollywood, California.