Michael Rosen – A Master, A Mentor, A Teacher, A Friend

Yesterday, October 7, 2014, the world shined a little less bright as Michael Rosen left this world. He was a photographer that made a living in portraiture work for many decades then when the digital revolution hit the photography scene, his editing in post created an image style uniquely his own.  You can spot a Michael Rosen piece a mile away.  He was a lover of technology, food, travel, laughter, photography and the memories made with those around him.  He lived a large life with grand stories but was always very humble.  A kind soul that believed in good, always doing the right thing, being fair; he saw beauty in all that around him and truly enjoyed what he did.  Michael was battling cancer the past few years, although he is a fighter, sometimes the battle is too great and he couldn’t fight anymore.  He now is at peace.  He is survived by his son, Eric Rosen.

Friday, October 10, 2014
Shalom Memorial
1700 W. Rand Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
(Hospitality Room in apt building)
7061 N Kedzie
Chicago, IL 60645
**Parking Guest Lot in the area – Call Eugene Feygin: 847-997-9246 with any questions.

To me, he was a master, a mentor, a teacher, and a friend.  The famous Michael Rosen encouraged me when I was starting out, he provided opportunities that allowed me to become who I am today from a creative perspective.  We had organic creative energy that amounted to captivating images.

Thank you, Mick. I will never truly realize the impact you had on my life but saying that I am very grateful is an understatement.  I am at such a loss. My thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to his family and all those like myself that were impacted by him.
From left to right: Art Ketchum, Michael Rosen, myself and Benji Urbina circa 2009 at a party.

A few of my favorite collaborations between myself and the famous Michael Rosen:
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But don’t let all that photoshop fool you, his lighting was superb. Here are a few unedited pieces he took of me. His truly was skilled.
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A few of his image sites are listed below for those that never knew him

Life is precious and time is the most valuable thing we have. Spend yours doing things you enjoy with those you love, just like Michael Rosen did.

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