Paolo Roversi at The Wapping Project
A selection of reknowned fashion photographer Paolo Roversi’s work is being showcased this days at London’s bankside gallery The Wapping Project.
Roversi, one of the most prolific image makers of his generation, has combined during the last four decades a perfect balance between commercial projects – being a longtime contributor to Vogue Italia and i-D among other publications and creating campaigns for avant garde brands as Comme des Garcons or Yohji Yamamoto – and personal work, always imposing simplicity over eccentricity and printing a romantic vision on his subjects, from John Galliano at the peak of his success in Dior to favourite model Natalia Vodianova.
Visiting the exhibition – focused on selected work from Roversi’s Nudi and Studio series – it’s easy to appreciate his love for classic painting, specially in the black and white nudes starred by strange beauty, model and muse Guinevere Van Seenus, an example of his brilliant eye and strong sensibility.
For those living in London or passing by this is a unique opportunity to imbue on Roversi’s celebrated and unique world. Check some of the photographs from the exhibition in the below gallery.
Paolo Roversi is on until the 31st March 2012 at The Wapping Project Bankside, 65a Hopton Street London SE1, United Kingdom.