Paolo Roversi and the magic 8×10 B&W Polaroid

Paolo Roversi is a very talented fashion photographer. He produces amazing portraits that remind us of past times and photographic techniques. Most of his work is produced using a large format camera loaded with a Polaroid 8″x10″ instant black and white film. The results are astonishing. He defines himself as “a not very sophisticated photographer that snaps sophisticated images”.

Enjoy.

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Natalia Vodianova

 

Natalia-Vodianova-photographed-by-Paolo-Roversi
Natalia Vodianova

 

Natalia-Vodianova-photographed-by-Paolo-Roversi Milla Jovovich by Paolo Roversi for Vogue Italia, October 2002 6
Natalia Vodianova, Milla Jovovitch

 

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Gisele Bundchen

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Hippolyte Bayard and the first staged photograph

Hippolyte Bayard was a french photographer and pioneer who invented a photographic process known as direct positive printing. He claimed to have invented photography before the two other inventors that have the credit for the  invention of photography ( Louis-Jacques Mandé Daguerre and William Henry Fox Talbot ).

In protest, he photographed himself as a drowned men, in what is believed to be the first staged photography in history.

Hippolyte Bayard – Drownedman (1840)

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