Icon Photographer Michael Romanos

Michael Romanos

Michael Romanos is a professional photographer with more than thirty years of experience. In the ’70s and ’80s he specialized in music, theater, and images of artists, actors and writers. His celebrity portraits appear regularly in publications worldwide and on book jackets and album covers—as well as being exhibited in group and individual gallery shows.

He is known for images which capture the sense of a person as well as their likeness. Shooting primarily in black and white, he developed a recognizable style of performance photography which typically isolates the performer against a dark background with a minimum of superfluous distractions. His distinctive photos are treasured for being both flattering and faithful to their subjects.

Michael withdrew from documenting live music in the mid-’90s, but remains an accomplished portraitist. Recently he has been digitizing his archives and learning to appreciate Adobe Photoshop.