A black and white self portrait or selfie by Manny Roman a photographer from New York

Manny Roman, A fashion and portrait photographer, based in New York.

What was the situation in which this photo was taken?

I was just back from vacation, with a great tan and the lighting was right lol.

Could you tell us something about what you do?

I’m a portrait photographer who also loves shooting film.

How did you first become interested in it?

I developed a great interest in photography when I was 10 years old after using my mothers camera.

What do you enjoy most about what you do?

Capturing the essence of my subjects which lasts a lifetime.

What are you working on at the moment?

A short fashion film.

What are the challenges in what you do, and how do you overcome them?

The biggest challenge is dealing with so many egos in this industry which creates lots of adversity. The way I overcome them is replying with silence. There’s a quote I love ” ARGUING WITH A FOOL PROVES THERE’S TWO ”

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Which artists or designers inspire you?

Visual Artists: Xavier Dolan and Pedro Almodovar. Designers: Thierry Mugler and Michael Cinco.

What is the purpose of art, in your view?

There is no purpose… For me to see expression in another artists vision is to understand their state of mind.

How do you spend your free time?

Sleeping, listening to music, reading, and watching films.

Photographer Manny Roman during a New York rooftop fashion shoot.