“Were it not for shadows, there would be no beauty” Jun’ichirō Tanizaki concludes in his classic essay In Praise of Shadows. A tiny book of 50+ pages that that has inspired architects, designers and artists from all over the world.
Photography is all about mastering the light and controlling it through the lens. “Painting with light” some say. In that scenario, the absence of light must be your canvas. Fashion photographer Paolo Roversi works within this context.