about / roman vail / BACKGROUND

Emigrating from the former Soviet Union, Roman was raised in NYC.

Moving around often made him a reserved voyeur, observing and imagining. In the 90s he was a young adult where the style of the 80s evolved to the gritty realism in film, grunge music and the "supermodel". His experience bridged reality and glamour that now is at the heart of every photo-shoot.

Initially Roman was studying creative writing before going into Media Studies. Eventually, through some interesting circumstances he found himself working as an audio mastering engineer, working with many artists and record labels. This skill-set, tempered approach and creative senses are mutual to both disciplines. The access to creative thinkers, visual-tapestry makers and like-minded people honed some of the skills needed in photography and retouching and especially to video work.


Artist's has always been in his family where aggressive photo-taking with his father every other weekend. Images, albums and great art hanged on the walls of both his family homes and nurtured the healing heart of a broken circumstance.


Creativity, aesthetic, artistry and evocative imagery is the goal of each shoot!

Roman will help you find the voice you want to share and get your images to not only look their best but allow for a "feel" to come across as though out from the image but from within your beautiful eye.