Photography fascinated Romina from and early age and she was soon engrossed in the varied degrees of creativity and visual possibilities that could be found in a medium that let her show aspects of life with individuality, in the ways that she saw it. As a career it provoked her totally and from school she initially studied photofinishing before graduating onto portrait, wedding, studio and reportage photography. That was followed by a period of graphic design and commercial photography with an advertising, marketing and communication house, until she landed a cadetship at “Blick Sport” – Switzerland`s leading daily sports publication – where for six years she further developed her photographic techniques for sports action and feature photography while working to news deadlines.
During this time she has travelled around the world, capturing the emotions of Roger Federer at tennis Grand Slams, the disappointment of Italian soccer players during the UEFA Euro`s, behind the scene preparations of Russian WBA heavyweight boxing giant, Nikolai Valuev, and Formula One`s Filipe Massa`s life at home and at “work” during European races.
Enjoying diversity, she has also picked up practical work experience during a stint with Australian newspaper, The Sun-Herald, the Sunday edition of The Sydney Morning Herald.
While photography on location is where she loves to be, editorial photo-editing is another skill she has learnt on the desk with Blick Sport, handling dozens of agency images for placement as the newsroom winds up for publication.
All these things have lead her to a deep understanding of sport and editorial photography and the associated requirements, and combined with fluency in German, Italian and English, and some French, she now applies these as a freelance photographer, shooting for global news agency “Reuters” as well as various other commercial companies in Switzerland and abroad.
The challenge of working directly for clients and professionally offering her vision as an answer to their requirements is the realisation of what began as the fascination of a young girl searching for her life’s work.