photo courtesy of  katie graham caldwell

photo courtesy of katie graham caldwell

about rosie waddell 

I grew up in Southern California and received my BFA in Photography and Imaging from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.

Dealing with the realities of a difficult family life during my teenage years woke me up to a creative angst that would need to be expressed through image making.

My work is very realistic, sometimes brutal, sometimes visceral and harsh, reflecting the reality that runs underneath the facade we project. I like to intervene with an image through the printing process, in camera, or by deconstructing the image through the use of mixed media. I manipulate images with contaminants or chemicals, allowing me to break down an image and show a distorted reality. What we see on the surface is not necessarily the truth; this is my truth.


phone +1 714 353 4443