Luciano Romano’s commitment to photography began in the theatre. At 25 he was appointed as photographer for The San Carlo Opera House in Naples, Italy and from there he went on to La Scala and other international venues. His photographs are included in leading museum collections such as the MAXXI photographic archive in Rome, the Robert Rauschenberg Fundation in New York and MeMus, the Museum of The San Carlo Opera House. He has contributed to events produced by Change Performing Arts featuring artistes like Robert Wilson and Shirin Neshat, and he is the author of the photographs on which is grounded the installation Italy of the Cities, by Peter Greenaway for the Shanghai Expo 2010.
The new book Roberto Bolle: Voyage Into Beauty (Rizzoli, 2015) photographed by Luciano Romano and Fabrizio Ferri, presents the principal dancer of the American Ballet Theatre and guest artist at La Scala and the Royal Ballet in some magnificent locations throughout Italy, from St. Mark’sSquare in Venice to Agrigento, from the Colosseum to Pompeii.
Luciano is a main teacher and art director of the courses of stage photography at the Academy of La Scala Theatre in Milan.
Romano researches into the new language of the image, and he aims for his images to capture a metaphorical vision of reality.