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Photographer invited to the Planche (s) Contact festival in 2012

© Paolo Roversi


Paolo Roversi was born in 1947 in Ravenna, the year when Dr. Edwin Land invented the polaroid. He has exhibited all over the world (USA, Japan, France, Italy, Germany, etc.) and published around ten monographs.

Qualified as a fashion portrait painter, he is considered an international star of fashion and advertising photography. His work since his beginnings in Paris in 1973, is nothing but a diary written day after day, photo after photo, with a lot of love and passion. His photography is unique, stripped down, images of stopped time, of suspended time, without being silent or inert, the most extreme expression of grace and fragile beauty.

From his studio, Paolo Roversi imagined Deauville, the Deauville of the Belle Epoque, when Coco Chanel opened his first shop in 1913, but also today with these men, women, children, with these personalities that we can cross on the boards. "The studio is still a time to invent. It is above all a state of mind, a way of looking and feeling. The studio is everywhere. It is a corner of my head."