For more than forty five years his pictures of musicians have continued to appear in the international press, in books, on films and TV, and at exhibitions worldwide.
Christian Rose was born in 1946 in Paris, France.Since 1965 he’s a freelance photographer specialized in music (Rock, Pop, Jazz, World…).
At nineteen years old he began his career at Jazz Magazine in France by publishing pictures of live jazz perfomances on stage. He’s remained a regular contributor since then. For more than forty five years his work has continued to appear in the international press, in books, on films and TV, and at exhibitions worldwide.Through the years, most French newspapers and magazines (Le Monde, Liberation, L’Express, Le Nouvel Observateur…) as well as specialized Music magazines (Guitare Mag, Keybords Mag, Batteur Mag, MUZIQ…) have published Christian Rose’s pictures that were all taken with his Nikon F1 cameras (no flash, no battery!).Most notably, his collaboration with musician-writer Mike Zwerin to The International Herald Tribune lasted for more than twenty years.Christian Rose has published five books (Instants de Jazz, Jazz Meetings, Zappa in France, Black & Soul, and Guitare 160 Portraits de Légende) and illustrated countless music albums.