Gem Story was written by: Stay Klassay

“I want to leave a legacy” – Kareem Roman

Gem Story was written by: Stay Klassay

Meet Kareem Roman, a man driven by his passion for music and creative directing! It’s this love that led to the creation of Roman Imagery, professional photography, and videography business started by Kareem himself. This Gem loves to create different moods through his work through his crafty use of LED lights and contrast techniques. Originally hailing from Fort Lauderdale, Kareem is now a self-made photographer making it on his own in Orlando.

He still fondly remembers his first two cameras: the Canon Rebel t2i and Canon EOS 6D. When he was a bit older, he borrowed his stepfather’s camera to help out with the budding T-shirt business that he and his friends had just started. Later on, Kareem set his sights on a camera that he just had to have. He was finally able to attain it with the help of a friend. Not only did he get his dream camera, but he also got it for an affordable price with payment plans.

Kareem admits that at first, he didn’t truly enjoy photography; but it grew on him. He found that the more he practiced, eventually the love of photography found him.

“I want to leave a legacy”, says Kareem.

Once he locked in on his passion, he decided to set up his professional Instagram page, enabling him to reach out to local models in the community. He also sought out and attended local networking events that have helped him to develop the strong support system he has today. 

Looking back, it has been a long, arduous journey for Kareem. During the first three years of his business, he experienced many setbacks… including a robbery! A camera bag full of expensive equipment and hundreds of photos was gone in an instant. In spite of this, Kareem never gave up. In addition to his resilience, Kareem would not be the photographer he is today without his mentors. 

This year, Kareem hopes to quit his day job and take Roman Imagery to the next level. He hopes to take his business to the music industry and get a taste of tour life. He eventually wants to be behind the scenes shooting a music video or helping an artist make an album. From bagging groceries to backpacking around the country with an artist… stay tuned for what this local Gem has in store for years to come!

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  • Qoutation:Passion for music and creative directing!