"Paolo Roversi is known internationally for his romantic, intense, and ethereal fashion images and portraits: photographs that quiver on the edge of their own seemingly fragile existence. A typical Roversi picture appears as if captured in the process of becoming - it develops on the page before our very eyes or, depending on perspective, it might simply vanish into the ether. Since 1980 Roversi has worked primarily with 8 x 10 inch Polaroids, and rarely on location. Designed as a series of sixty gatefolds, at first glance the book appears to be a collection of empty pages. The experience of looking is akin to that of peeling away the leaf from a Polaroid - out of the blackness an image is revealed as if by magic. In images that represent nearly two decades of work, "Studio" offers a self-portrait of the artist and a window into the place where he creates his art. These photographs are a mix of both the published and the highly personal, but all have the intimacy engendered by that place where Roversi feels most at home". "Studio" is truly one of the most opulent photographic books of the last decade.
Published in a limited edition of 1000 copies by Steidl/Dangin in 2004. 4to. 60 colour gatefold illustrations, texts in English. In original shipping box, unopened. 885/1000