Paolo Roversi

Paolo Roversi was born in Ravenna and moved to Paris in 1973 where he was introduced to the fashion world. He assisted for about one year for british photographer, Laurence Sackman, before getting his first assignments from fashion magazines. In the 80's he started working with the new 8x10” Polaroid film that eventually will become for him a kind of trademark. He signed some important advertising campaigns and started collaborating with the most famous fashion designers and magazines. One year after he opened the studio in Paris where he is still working.

In 1985 some of his photographs were included in the exhibition “Shots of Style” at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, some years after followed his first solo exhibition “Una donna” at the Solomon Gallery in New York. His first exhibition in Paris opened at the “Camera Obscura” gallery at the same time as the publication of his first book “Angeli”. In 1995 he journeyed through Yemen and published “Al Mukalla”, a photographic journal. "Nudi" a compilation of nude portraits of different girls taken over ten years and "Libretto" based on Comme des Garçons, were his following publications. In 2002, "Studio", his first exhibition at Pace/Mac Gill Gallery in New York became his main gallery representing his work. A few years after the 1st edition of "Studio" was published followed by Severa exhibition in Europe and Asia.

Arthur Elgort: The Big Picture

This is Arthur Elgort's (born 1940) first comprehensive book, showing his world-renowned fashion imagery alongside his personal work. The Big Picturespans Elgort's five-decade career and illustrates his longevity as an emulated fashion photographer. His lively and casual shooting style is significantly influenced by his lifelong love of music and dance, particularly jazz and ballet. Elgort's 1971 debut in British Vogue created a sensation in the fashion world where his soon-to-be iconic snapshot style and emphasis on movement and natural light transgressed norms of fashion photography. Elgort subsequently rose to fame working for such distinguished magazines as American, French and Italian VogueInterviewGQLife and Rolling Stone and shooting advertising campaigns for fashion labels including Chanel, Valentino and Yves Saint Laurent.

Mario Sorrenti: Draw Blood For Proof

Initially conceived as a personal project on the walls of Sorrenti's New York loft, the material in Draw Blood for Proof eventually found its way onto gallery walls as a large-scale installation piece in 2004. Papering the site from floor to ceiling with layers of collected snapshots, contact sheets, prints, Polaroids and ephemera drawn from over 15 years of work, Sorrenti's collection was a unique look into the artist's diaristic creative process, going beyond ideas of public and private production.