Rosie Clements is a Tucson-based photographer whose images meditate on the small details of interdependence between nature and the urban environment.
Rosie Clements’s Renaissance series depicts scenes of rebirth, renewal, and a return to the natural world—a grasp at hope in the midst of a difficult year. From images depicting silvery grass bursting through an old traffic cone to a mass of shrubs seemingly overtaking a business park, she explores the intrinsic connection and conflict between humanity and nature. This dichotomy of interdependence and competition reflects the core of any collaboration—two forces at times at odds with each other and at times working in concert.
Clements was raised in the sprawling suburbs of Phoenix, Arizona. She received a BS in photography from the University of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff and is currently based in Tucson. In addition to photography, she works in ceramics and plays in several bands.
Her images immortalize the details that comprise the spaces and urban landscapes we inhabit. She perceives the world through a documentarian lens, displaying deep admiration for everyday and ordinary objects and scenes and their ability to reflect the intricacies of ourselves. In this way, she collaborates with her surroundings, forming a type of relationship with each object and scene she photographs, as a portrait photographer collaborates with their models.