Suelen Romani was born in September 26th, 1982 in Marau, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. She lives in the United States but is currently in South America. Having studied International Relations and Arts, Miss Romani began her career as a professional photographer in 2014 in Los Angeles, working with social organizations such as FOLAR (Friends of Los Angeles River) and an art, fashion and culture magazine called Damaged Goods.
Suelen is currently working in a few projects. One based in LA entitled ‘Hollywood is made of Stars’ a social documentary project about the growing poverty in Los Angeles in the past few years and she is also documenting the Italian Immigrants in South America, how they live today and how they manage to maintain their culture alive. Miss Romani also freelance lifestyle, fashion and portraiture photography. Her work is currently featured at Loupe Art and Saatchi Art.
From the Artist... I have always been inspired by nature. The relationship between men and nature and the snippets of everyday day life, like a simple sentence in a conversation or a breath taken between a thought and another. I have always loved wondering around in ecstasy with the camera creating stories. I must have been 5 years old the first time I hold a camera. The world is a pretty wonderful place and human beings are the most complex of all creations. Photography to me is a life drive; it’s balance, patience and collectiveness. It is the existence measured in time. ‘If existence precedes essence and we will to exist at the same time as we fashion our image, that image is valid for all and for the entire epoch in which we find ourselves’, said Sartre. Photographers such Sebastiao Salgado, Sally Mann, Man Ray and Helmut Newton have a great influence in my work as a photographer. I think exploring and having a connection with my subjects are essential to my creative process. In the end of the day, my work is not about what I can get. It is about what is given to me.