The Center for Photographic Art is delighted to present Roman Loranc in a wide-ranging exhibition of his evocative photography. This gifted California photographer is, in his own words, “a full-time traditional black and white photographer.” He has been photographing since the age of eight, when he received the gift of a small 35 mm camera. Now, using a 4 x 5 view camera, he employs the time-honored, traditional techniques reminiscent of Group f/64. Like those early practitioners, he takes his large camera out into the environment, and develops and prints his own silver gelatin photographs using a split-tone process of his design.
Loranc has photographed throughout the landscape and waterways of California. He has also traveled extensively, photographing in cities, countrysides, and historic structures throughout Europe and Asia. All his images, whether church interior, cobblestone streets, or water reflections of tules and oaks are suffused with an unmistakable stillness and radiant light. Please join the Center for Photographic Art in celebrating this traditional black and white photographer’s elegant and ethereal photography.
Poetry of the Lens
January 6 – February 18, 2018