Landscape & Architecture
Roman Loranc is a self-taught photographer who began his journey as an artist in the early 1960s when he received a 35mm camera for his first communication. Over time he learned to print and develop on his own and continues to do so. Roman uses a 4×5 Linhof field camera and shoots the majority of his photographs with a 210mm Nikkor lens, using Kodak’s classic Tri-X film, and prints on multigrade fiber paper. Roman shapes the photo from start to finish. The innate drama of the landscapes is reproduced through a variable split-toning (sepia and selenium) technique. The photographer does all the printing, spotting, and archival mounting.
Some photographers believe their strongest work comes from exploring their immediate surroundings. “I think of myself as a regional photographer, but that does not mean that photography cannot be understood beyond the region.”
Loranc shoots most of his pictures within an hour’s drive of his home in California but he is also interested in exploring his ancestral roots in Europe. For this reason he makes occasional photographic forays into Poland and Lithuania.
Roman Loranc has published several books on his photography which are available for sale through the Susan Spiritus Gallery. All of the books are first edition. Please contact the gallery for prices.
“Two Hearted Oak” and “Fractal Dreams”