12.05.2009

PAOLO VENTURA: Winter Stories

Photograph (c) Paolo Ventura /All Rights Reserved

Photograph (c) Paolo Ventura /All Rights Reserved

Photograph (c) Paolo Ventura /All Rights Reserved

Photograph (c) Paolo Ventura /All Rights Reserved

PAOLO VENTURA was born in Milan in 1968. After studying at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera (Milan) in the early 90s, he embarked on a
successful 10 year career as a fashion photographer, before deciding to radically change his life by moving to New York to devote himself to his personal creations.

"In Winter Stories, Ventura takes us into a world of winter light, poetic and nostalgic. An old circus performer remembers his life. His memories are not important events, rather featureless moments, buried and forgotten. Ventura carries us through an evocative world that is both naive, childish, and extremely serious, as if the memories of a man at the end of his life were replayed, directed by child, displaying his toys on the floor of his room."

Winter Stories
GALERIE CAMERA OBSCURA, Paris
Exhibition Dec 5, 2009 to Jan 30, 2010
Paolo Ventura WEBSITE

3 comments:

The Browns said...

these are so beautiful and whimsical!

Anonymous said...

I love Paolo's work. Your blog is always a revelation! I love it.!!

Rose C'est La Vie said...

I have to say there is something annoyingly contrived in these set-ups but at the same time I can't resist them!