Steidl. Gottingen. 2008. Second edition. French language edition. First published in 2005. Cloth-backed paper-covered boards. 120 pages. 3 pages of text. 57 photographic plates. French. 325 x 290mm. 1.2kg. 9783865217677. Fine.
A collection of hauntingly beautiful studio portraits by Paolo Roversi. His studio in Paris is placed at the heart of the book with images of the room as well as the portraits. Roversi takes his photographs using a 8x10 Polaroid format and a long exposure, often placing his subjects against a favourite old blanket which is used a backdrop. The images have a timeless quality which harks back to the earliest days of studio photography.
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