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Studio Paolo Roversi

Studio

Paolo Roversi

Published April 1st 2010
ISBN : 9783865217585
Hardcover
120 pages
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Studio assesses nearly two decades of Paolo Roversis hugely influential studio portraiture. Within the confines of his Paris studio, Roversi photographs using an 8 x 10 Polaroid format, often allowing the images to fade before affixing them to theirMoreStudio assesses nearly two decades of Paolo Roversis hugely influential studio portraiture. Within the confines of his Paris studio, Roversi photographs using an 8 x 10 Polaroid format, often allowing the images to fade before affixing them to their substrate. His long exposures at close range harness an aesthetic that dates back to the earliest days of studio photography, but with a renewed urgency that wavers somewhere between history and apparition. Stripped of the usual accoutrements of studio portraiture, Roversis subjects push back with a vulnerable intensity that reveals as much of the photographer as of the model. The images collected here function not only as a series of individual portraits but also as a collective self-portrait of the artist and the place that stands at the center of his work. First published in 2005 in a limited edition, this new edition of Paolo Roversis sumptuous and critically acclaimed book presents a distinctive body of work in an accessible trade edition.