Thursday, 2 February 2012

Enchanting Photography

You may not be familiar with his name but I'm sure you've already seen his work in the glossy pages of a fashion magazine. Paolo Roversi, one of the most striking photographers currently working, has contributed to prestigious fashion brands such as Valentino, Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent.

Paolo Roversi, Guinevere sitting on table, Paris, 2004

The Wapping Project Bankside is displaying a solo exhibition of his work, so if you're coming to London in the coming weeks don't miss the opportunity to have a close look of Roversi's series of singular platinum, silver gelatin and pigment prints, evidence of his passion for craft and technique.

Roversi's work is still printed together with his son Filippo in his studio in Paris, where he lives since 1973. He's originally from Ravenna and you can sense his Italian roots, they are surrounded by beautiful sculptures and women are culturally glorified.  

Paolo Roversi, Guinevere in yellow dress, Paris, 1996

Paolo Roversi photographed the Haute Couture fashion editorial of Vogue Italia last September with an incredible artistry, bringing a whimsical and out of this world quality to the images, enhanced by the amazingly beautiful dresses.

Natalia Vodianova for Guerlain Shalimar perfume advertising campaign was also shot by Roversi, she is a stunning woman whose beauty has been captured by the best photographers of our time, but Roversi's portraits of her are definitely my favourite.

Paolo Roversi, Guerlain Shalimar advertising campaign

His nude photographs are disarming and captivating. Models are naturally poised, somehow he manages to bring out an unseen side of them and enchant us with his sense of beauty and intimacy.

Paolo Roversi
3 February - 31 March
The Wapping Project Bankside
65a Hopton Street
London SE1

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