Alicia J. Rose, Trillium Dream, photograph
American, b. 1970, playing from Portland, OR, USA
Shot at Trillium Lake, Oregon with muse Morgan Love.
Alicia J. Rose is a Photographer/Director based in Portland, OR. Her work plays on a rich palette, a keen eye for composition and a natural proclivity for both capturing and creating compelling images and scenes. Her photography has been featured in Rolling Stone, XLR8R, V, Elle, Spin, Sunset, Filter, Fader, Portland Monthly, the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and many others. Her controversial “Beast” photo of woman and deceased pig was honored with a 2008 PDN Photo Annual Award and a multiple page spread in Elle Magazine. A concept through execution director/writer, Rose has created clever and visually arresting music videos for Cake, Mastodon, Laura Gibson, Menomena, AgesandAges, Bob Mould and others.
Thoughts on the Telephone process
The “flash fiction” I was asked to translate was “You Wore a Mountain”. For the photograph I wanted to make I traveled to Trillium Lake in Eastern Oregon for the best view of Mt. Hood I could possibly find. With the help of model/muse Morgan Love I was able to create a mulitiple exposure in-camera that brought to life the essence of the story I was sent. “Wild," “Questioning,” “Restless,” “Silence”– these were the words embedded into the core of my interpretation. The image I made is an escapist’s dream of mountains and night.