Paolo Roversi is a photographer best known for his striking, intimate portraiture and classical visual language. His photographs occupy a realm between the past and present, resulting in imagery that feels at once progressive and familiar.

 

NATALIA, Paris 2003

 

RIHANNA – NEVER-SEEN-BEFORE-PHOTOGRAPHS , 2015

 

Born in Ravenna in 1947, Roversi’s interest in photography began at an early age during a trip to Spain, prompting him to build a darkroom for printing his black and white photographs. After opening his first portrait studio in Ravenna, he moved to Paris in  1970,  where he began his professional career. He started working as a reporter for the Huppert Agency, but soon shifted his focus to fashion, assisting British Photographer Laurence Sackman.

 

Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: ART OF IN BETWEEN – The MET 2017

 

MOLLY – FULL BLOOM, Vogue Italia 2015

 

‘Sackmann taught me creativity. He was always trying new things even if he did always use the same camera and flash set-up. He was almost military-like in his approach to preparation for a shoot. But he always used to say ‘your tripod and your camera must be well-fixed but your eyes and mind should be free’.

 

DIOR IMAGES PAOLO ROVERSI,  Book 2018

 

KASIA, Paris 2007

 

Roversi moved on and started shooting his own fashion editorials and advertising campaigns, the resulting catalogue of which over the years has made him one of the industry’s preeminent image-makers.

 

GUINEVERE, Paris 2004

 

SARA GRACE – Comme des Garçons, DAZED Autumn 18

 

I Is An Other – VOGUE HOMMES FW 18

 

In the early 1980’s he added large-format Polaroid photography to his practice, a medium that continues to enhance his trademark style.

 

KATE MOSS, Painted Lady – W Magazine 2015

 

JEAN-PAUL GAULTIER, AW 1985

 

AZZEDINE ALAïA COUTURIER SUPRÊME, Madame Figaro 2017

 

His work has appeared in Italian Vogue, Vogue UK, Vogue Paris, Vanity Fair, W Magazine, Interview and i-D. He has created campaigns for Alaïa, Alberta Ferreti, Alexander McQueen, Cerruti, Comme des Garçons, Dior, Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent…

 
 
 

Roversi is the recipient of numerous awards and his photographs have been featured in a variety of monographs and exhibitions.

 

DIOR IMAGES PAOLO ROVERSI,  Book 2018

 
 
 
 

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