As an artist, Roman uses personal projects to tell stories. His series “Culinaria” has been evolving over seven years to capture the food world from a variety of viewpoints. “Ashes Fell Like Snow” came together much more quickly, but expanded into an impressive undertaking in a short amount of time. Roman may have captured thirty-one portraits, but he says that it is only a sample of the hundreds of thousands of stories out there. He plans on continuing the project to check in on previous subjects, whilst growing the reach and adding new subjects’ experiences. With a five to ten year timetable for full recovery, one of the goals of “Ashes Fell Like Snow” is to help with the relief efforts.
“Ashes Fell Like Snow” will be displayed on 4’x5’ prints in Santa Rosa’s Old Courthouse Square from December 6rd-30th with the accompanying subjects’ stories. For more information on the project, head to ashesfelllikesnow.com, where there are links to charities helping with the relief effort. To see more of Roman’s work, visit his site at www.romancho.com.