The Photographic Journal

Learn to Fly

Essay 41 • Jun 13th 2016

I was in my car heading home to San Diego when “Learn to Fly” by the Foo Fighters popped up on my iPod. I’ve always been inspired by music and pop culture, and closely listening again to this anthem was no exception. Quickly imagining blues skies and airplanes, fields of gold and a blonde beauty as my subject, I knew I wanted to create something. From orange gloves representing directing cones, to a subtle wing-tip cat eye, a stylish/minimal twist on flight, travel and leisure was the goal.



Raul Romo

My name is Raul Romo, and I’m a 21 year-old self-taught photographer based in Los Angeles. Photography found me at 13, and since then I’ve never put down my camera. I enjoy every person I meet through my lens, and with my work, always aim to bring out the best in every subject. It’s about love, trust, and connection. My work has been featured in Cosmopolitan, Men’s Health, and MTV News to name a few, with clients such as Brandy Melville, Format, Nylon, and Academy Award Winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black.


Photography by Raul Romo
Styling by Promise Harvey
Beauty by Bridget O’Donnell
Model Helene Risan