Rozen Antonio – Illustrado 300 Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf
Fashion Photographer & Entrepreneur
Rozen Antonio’s combination of photography mastery as well as a natural flair for entrepreneurship has allowed him to gain a most fulfilling career. As a fashion photographer trusted by Dubai’s couture industry elite including Michael Cinco among others, and the owner of Houz of Zen, a boutique Events Management Company specializing in creative, bespoke flower designs catering to luxury hotels and brands, Rozen’s days are filled with beauty and the presentation of it.
What he likes most about his job, he shares, is seeing the joy of his clients. Commenting on his rise from modest roots, he says, “I feel great enjoyment in seeing the progression of my career and take pride in knowing that my achievements stemmed entirely from my own efforts. For many, carving a place in the profession requires being your own boss, and with it, your own motivator.”
In an era where a sense of entitlement is the order of the day, Rozen knows that success should always come with being grounded and grateful. He says, “Yes, you may have worked very hard and intelligently to get to where you are, but everything is still a blessing. It could all be gone tomorrow; it could all be gone today.”
Fashion photographer Rozen Antonio knows how to capture the essence of beauty and translate it into stunning photos. Currently running his own company that specializes in boutique event management and fashion & beauty photography, Houz of Zen, Rozen on several occasions has had the opportunity to produce work for big clients here in the UAE and back home. He has done ad campaigns for Bench, and is the go-to lensman of celebrated designers such as Furne One and Michael Cinco. Understanding how competitive the photography industry in the region can be, Rozen operates with the philosophy that his true competition is himself, believing that in order for him to be continuously successful, he should always strive to surpass his own achievements.
Photo by Alex Callueng; Photography Assistant – Bethoven Filomeno Special thanks to – Giordano, Nikon, Liali Jewellery, Lulu, Mitsubishi and Western Union.