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travis and kimberly
Whether immersing themselves in diverse cultures or smiling at strangers on the streets of New York, Travis Calen and Kimberly Rose are driven by a life of interconnection. Professionally known as Calen Rose, this husband-and-wife duo balances their individual viewpoints while seamlessly capturing moment-based imagery full of creative versatility. With an emphasis on connecting with their clients, Kim and Travis photograph each event to complement their subject's aesthetic. From intimate moments to energetic dance floors, Calen Rose delivers a meaningful experience encouraging clients to sit back, relax, and rejoice in their celebration.
TRAVIS CALEN CAPTURES KINETIC IMAGERY FROM INTIMATE CONNECTIONS.
Fueled by true-to-life emotions, Travis captures compelling images alive with joy, love, and raw energy. He plans each step with precision while allowing his artistic instincts to lead in the moment. Whether seeking unique compositions or exploring new lighting techniques, he refuses to rest on his laurels, constantly innovating his approach to freshly capture the personality of each event.
Travis moved to New York City at the young age of 14 to train as a dancer at the Alvin Ailey School. Introduced to photography at a summer camp, he found unexpected fulfillment in documenting life from behind the lens, relishing in the emotional reaction his images invoked. Earning a BFA in dance from the Boston Conservatory, he danced professionally with the Lucinda Childs Dance Company, always keeping a camera on hand. Taking the leap from dancer to photographer, Travis expanded his artistry in fashion, dance, fitness, portraits, and still life, eventually finding himself in the wedding scene.
Known as the “Zen Photographer,” Travis finds that moments of stillness lead to moments of brilliance, encouraging him to think creatively with a non-linear approach. From Michelangelo exhibits at The Met to street photography in Japan, Travis remains open to absorbing inspiration from anywhere, eventually showing up in his work in surprising and new ways.
When he’s not photographing a couple’s “I do’s” or dancers haphazardly caught in grand action, Travis can be found (or lost) escaping reality in a sci-fi storyline or hopping a plane for a global getaway with Kim. Rest assured (pun intended), he is exceptionally skilled in the art of napping.