Following a Foundation degree at Central Saint Martin's, Olivia Rose went on to study Fashion Photography at London College of Fashion in 2005 where she began to develop the intimate, nostalgic style that she applies today.
Olivia Rose is an avid fan of analogue photography and is keen to bring an element of the unpredictable to her work by continuing to shoot projects that would typically be outside the brackets of traditional 'Fashion Photography.' She travelled to India in 2009 to take pictures for the Hope Foundation, a charity working with the street children of Kolkata and has subsequently focused on documentary or portrait photography.
Her first solo show, entitled 'Epitaphs' was a photographic observation of roadside memorials and contained three 'impact' sculptures, made from railings along roads that had been warped by massive collisions. It was held in The Victorian Vaults in 2011, in a crypt like space underneath Great Eastern Street.
Since then she has exhibited in Christie's, The Getty Gallery and The House of The Nobleman (a pop up gallery at a house in Regent's Park) and she had images auctioned earlier this year as part of the Hidden Gems project with The Renaissance Hotel, a project which she did in conjunction with graphic illustrator, Stone and Spear.