I grew up with the grass between my toes in the suburbs of Chicago. The swing in my backyard hung from a branch 30 feet up, and my sister and I would push each other in humungous circles as we leaned back, gazing at the sky through the green maple leaves. At every family gathering, my mother would pull out shoeboxes full of old photos that spanned the years, and we would all pour over them, laughing and reminiscing. That tradition was my first taste of what a photo can do to bridge the gap, create connection, and preserve moments. Each image told a story from the past that I could feel in my own two hands, and I knew I wanted to create more of it, for myself and for others. In 2006, I moved to Los Angeles. I’m still in awe of the perpetual sunshine warming my face. Over these last 13 years, I’ve clicked my camera’s shutter many times, and now even click it for my own family— the beginnings of a new shoebox.
Family and Story Sessions are at the root of howl & rose, and allow me to help highlight your authenticity and warmth— something I think we all need to be reminded of now and then. I am truly humbled each time I’m invited to click that shutter, and I look forward to creating art with you and for you. Thank you for being here. —Jacky
Why the name howl & rose?
HOWL represents the loud, chaotic aspects of life,
and ROSE represents the soft, delicate parts.
>> Life is loud and delicate and everything in between <<