Roman Loranc is a traditional black-and-white photographer from Poland.
Roman Loranc was born near Bielsko-Biala and lived in Poland during the communist era. When he was 26 he immigrated to Madison, Wisconsin. Very soon afterwards, he moved to Modesto, California, and he now resides in Northern California. He began his journey as an artist in the 1960s when his godparents gave him a 35mm format Druch camera for his first communion. The camera broke not long afterwards, but from that moment on, Roman felt incredibly drawn to photography; because it gave him, as he describes “the ability to slice a moment out of time and hold it as a print in my hands”. Also, in his words, he “soon came to feel a consuming fascination with the chemical photographic process that, after exposure to light and immersion in developer, allows grains of silver to form first on the negative and then again on a final print.”