Ned and Aya Rosen
Brooklyn, New York
We have been working as a photographer team for the past 8 years. From our struggles with power, desire, hunger, fantasy, reality and sexuality, we create image stories using our past skills from fashion, advertising, and portraiture. We have a Love for story telling with open spaces, where the viewers have room for their own ideas and emotions. There is no strict format to the stories, and no answers. There is provocation and room for imagination.
I found Aya’s blog about 9 years ago. I saw her artwork and wanted to know more about her. As I read, I found out that her X had left her a year before, as had mine. She wrote about feeling alone, about being with friends who told her to move on and how that made her feel more alone. I had been going through the same thing here. I wrote her an e-mail telling her that after reading her blog, and hearing how alone she felt, made me feel less alone. She wrote back, and we never stopped talking.
I was living in Brooklyn, NY. and she was in Tel Aviv, Israel. We spent a year in an online relationship, complete with two webcams, and lots of masturbation. After that, and before going crazy, we decided that either I should go there, or she should come here. To make a long and exciting story short(er), she came here, we got married, we live, work, shoot, and play side by side ever since.
We started making images for each other as a way to bridge our gap of the oceans. Teasing, sharing, and growing a visual language, our language, that we’ve been working with and shooting from together.