Hello Friend features the work of Australian-based photographer Rome Torti.
Rome decided to produce this book as he came to the end of a hard-fought, five-year battle with cancer. More than a dying wish, this was a lifelong dream, and although Rome passed away just before the project went to print, he did get to proudly see the construct through.
While many hold close in their hearts cherished memories of Rome as a truly remarkable human, this insight into his photography is a legacy he leaves behind for all to treasure. Capturing an era of skateboarding spanning a decade, each picture tells its own story. It can be a raw and gritty world, but like the radiant energy that followed Rome everywhere he went, he saw nothing but positivity.
These are not only fleeting moments in time, they are memories of Rome's that he wanted to share with you, now and forever.