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a theater of the imagination




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Emily Sandberg photographed by Paolo Roversi - i-D Magazine major braids:


Gemma Ward by Paolo Roversi:

Paolo Roversi: Polaroids - Paris Photo Agenda:

paolo roversi couture memoirs:

Paolo Roversi polaroids - Google pretraÅživanje:

saloandseverine: Vogue Italia December 1996, Renaissance by Paolo Roversi:
By Paolo Roversi:

Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853 - 1890): Roses Beetle, 1890. oils on canvas. Post-Impressionism.:


There's fashion photography and there's art of fashion photography. Going through the work of Paolo Roversi was a rewarding pass of time, his work gives an atmosphere of a museum experience. A museum of classic art. The darkness of early renaissance paintings and cherub-faced women with Pre- Raphaelite hair.
I'm compelled to say here that every minutest detail is an elaborate effort giving his work also a theater quality.
Curled, cosied and carefully posed porcelain dolls, with soulful eyes and profound presence enveloped with caliginous fumes  and vaporous milky-olive-green tint. Fragile and sybilline; maybe like a ballet or a puppet play (for adults). It is interesting that he said in an interview that his studio is not just a space or a place, but a theater of the imagination - his observatory, the lens through which he watches the universe. And what an imagination, he's been one of the best photographers in the fashion industry for over 40 years.
There's a lovely anecdote from the beginning of his career, after he did one of his first shoots for Marie Claire in the Seventies:  “I had cut out all of the pages and put them in my book. I went to the kiosks to see if people were looking at them. Then, on the Saturday, I went to the market to buy a fish and the guy took the page with my most beautiful photograph on it, tore it out and wrapped the fish up in it. That was the first slap on the face of my career."
Lovely, would be a great scene for a movie a bit like "mise en abyme"  a  technique in which an image contains a smaller copy of itself, in a sequence appearing to recur infinitely. So, he's a photographer taking a photo of a man wrapping fish in the page with  his most beautiful photo, which would be a reminiscence scene within a scene of a movie about photography.
You may want to take a closer look into the work of Italian-born fashion photographer here:

Paolo Roversi (Photofile)

The book doesn't disappoint it also holds many of the images that are lesser-seen in print.

Also: if you don't like nudes, or you are offended by them do not look inside the book mentioned above.

The last picture in the gallery above is Van Gogh's Roses (1889, oil on canvas)  it has nothing to do with Paolo Roversi I just love the color scheme.
It's here for my own visual pleasure.


  "The studio is not just a space or a place, 
but a theater of the imagination - my observatory, 
the lens through which I watch the universe."
 - Paolo Roversi -
Image by Sylvia Ballhause.:

Image by Sylvia Ballhause


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