Stink have added director and photographer Olivia Rose to their Rising roster.
With over a decade of experience in still photography and work displayed in the National Portrait Gallery, Rose's talent for composed shots and refined aesthetics is beyond question. Now, she's determined to maintain her own visual language as she moves into the commercial sector with Stink Rising's support.
"When you're Mary Mary quite contrary, it’s actually pretty hard to find a team that believes in making your garden grow," the filmmaker explains. "But after being the director that no-one could pin down (and being a self proclaimed production slag over the last few years - you name them I've probably worked with them) I think I may just have found the team that know how to put my silver bells, cockleshells, and pretty maids all in a row. For the record, I've accepted Stink Rising's proposal and we do hope you’ll come to the wedding!"
It's a business about people. Olivia fundamentally understands and embraces that and I am really enjoying working with her.
It's an enthusiasm shared by the team at Stink, who were drawn to Rose's self-assured confidence and determination to better the wider world through her art. A focus on expanding diversity and improving inclusivity both behind and in front of the camera is shared by both sides of the new partnership.
As Hannah Bellil, global head of Stink Rising, says: "It's a business about people. Olivia fundamentally understands and embraces that and I am really enjoying working with her. It really feels like a partnership in so many ways and we’re thrilled that Olivia feels at home with us at Stink."
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