he is an artist, and he is an Italian artist (originally from Ravenna), although he has lived in Paris for a very long time, so our joy was great in discovering the volume dedicated to him by Contrasto in the Fotonote series, already full of illustrious names such as Guy Bourdin, Sarah Moon and Helmut Newton among others. 144 pages to discover the work of the photographer fascinated by the fragility of beauty, extremely refined and elegant in every aesthetic choice as well as original and innovative in his technical research. In 1980, in fact, Roversi discovers the Polaroid film used on a large format optical bench, from here he starts to experiment new horizons in photographic art and to establish a new relationship with his subjects, making his shots truly magical, full of mystery and intensity.
The volume presents a reasoned and very accurate choice of the best images, introduced by a critical text and completed by the biography and a rich bibliographic apparatus, perfect for getting closer to the photographer and for discovering his aesthetics and history.
"For me the photo is the dream", says Paolo Roversi. And we can't wait to dream.