Born in 1968, he studied at the International Center of Photography I.C.P. of New York, where he lived for a long time; he now works and lives in Milan.
He is a narrator of cities and urban spaces. He collaborates from several years with the publishing house Skira for contents realted to architecture and he has published articles on Abitare, Domus, Io donna, Courrier International. In 2007 he published his volume Soleritown on the work of architect Paolo Soleri and he won the Pesaresi/Contrasto prize with the photographic project OFF China. His work has been exhibited at Guangzhou Festival, in February 2015, Lianzhou Festival in China and at Festival di Roma with Waterfront in May 2009.
He participated to the Architecture Biennial of Venice in 2010, at the Italian pavillion with the project 106 statale Jonica. Since 2011 he works at a long-term project on the ghetto of Mathare Nairobi, exposed at the exhibition MADE IN SLUMS\ NAIROBI at Triennale di Milano. In October 2012, he exhibited the work Ville Palladiane at Palladio Museum of Vicenza.
In 2014, his project FOUND IN TRANSLATION on the comparison between the architecture of Palladio and Jefferson has been exhibited at the Canadian Center for Architecture in Montreal.
Along with the artistic career, Romano has been teaching since 2009 at the Master di fotografia di Forma\Naba and since 2012 he lectures Basics of photography at NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti of Milan.