2008 - Paolo Roversi

Born in 1947 in Ravenna in Italy, Paolo Roversi is one of the most famous fashion photographers in the world.
His elegant style, which is both gentle and strong, is influenced by his Italian and Parisian background.
It is either poetically coloured or in well controlled black and white. Roversi likes to mix the past and the present…

Working with a 20/25 and a Polaroid allows him to take intelligent and changing pictures. Using the 20/25 he can position himself beside the camera and not behind, which helps him to relate better to the famous models he has photographed. The critic Gabriel Bauret wrote of his sensitive and delicate images ‘they have the elegance and courtesy of their creator’.

Photographies on an idea from Nicole Wisniak.