Romann Ramshorn is a French photographer, born in 1977 in Brive-la-Gaillarde to a German father and a mother whose origins lead to East Prussia. As a child, he grew up in Périgord in an isolated house in the middle of the woods, without running water or electricity, then in the nearest small village.
This experience, original to say the least, will deeply mark his imagination and his representation of the world. In 1985 his parents gave up rural life to make a living from advertising photography in Corrèze. Brive is a quiet city, but this passage from the rural to the city is enough to bring a double identity to a teenager as sensitive to the seasons and the land as to urban cultures.
In 1996, he left to study in Bordeaux. He obtained a degree in Philosophy there in 1999, to finally devote himself to photography, seduced by its direct and immediate appearance.
At the crossroads of current techniques, Romann takes his shots in film, develops his films himself, while then digitizing them with a scanner dedicated to negatives. Inhabited by memory, carried by its time, its universe sometimes strongly graphic, sometimes grainy, blurry and dark, conceals multiple and irreconcilable tensions. A complex vision, rendered sometimes extremely simplified, which is written along journeys that are both dreamlike and solitary, most often through the abandoned countryside, but also on the cold sidewalks of cities.