John Romualdi received his Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh before moving to Los Angeles to train as an actor with master teacher Sanford Meisner.

He has been taking photographs since an old Pentax film camera was passed down to him when he was fifteen.

He now lives in Pittsburgh and Southern Spain.

There’s an expression in Spain for describing impossible things: “you can’t bite your elbow.”  It’s true.  You can’t.  That’s how it so often felt whenever I attempted to describe what was so compelling about the Grateful Dead.  It just felt impossible.  I’m guessing other deadheads can relate.  So, my hope is that through this brief dip into a stranger’s world as it was experienced in and around Dead concerts, the reader can get a pretty good feel for it all.  You don’t need to be a fan, this isn’t a book about details of the band or their music.  There are some really good ones of those already out there.  My hope is that this book can find its way into the hands of friends and relatives who missed this bus, but are curious enough to take a look.   It’s not too long, it can be read in a short sitting.  I hope you and whoever you might grab a copy for, enjoy it.  

Check out this video from a recent photography exhibit.

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