March 2012 British Journal of Photography
This months edition featured a really interesting article about fashion photographer Paolo Roversi. What really strikes me about his imagery is its power showing a visible connection between the photographer and subject. He comments “I always try to put a lot of myself in my pictures , to make them as personal as I can”. His humble studio is still the same place that he started out in over 30 years ago, “ its not a big, empty space” and he uses this environment to create the atmospheric images. He likes long exposures feeling “ the picture of the subject is more intense” , how I would love to use this technique , I have attempted long exposure portraits but not very successfully. His images have such power drawing you into the frame and beyond.
“My mind is a camera” ---Paolo Roversi. What a unique way of expressing how he creates his art, for that is what I really feel his work is, not simply cold, emotionless fashion shots but compelling beautiful images.