Paolo Roversi's Secrets at Fotografiska
was the most enticing Stockholm secret
I'd been waiting all autumn to uncover it seems…
We went round slowly,
silently, almost meditatively.
I honestly don't remember an exhibition
with such a tangible atmosphere,
beckoning to slow down
and drink in so much beauty
- familiar images
that were suddenly enveloped in a new type of intimacy,
others I'd never seen before,
leaving me to wonder how that was possible.
A glass of wine and the other two exhibitions
before returning once more,
almost in an attempt to hold on to every trickling drop
of the magical aesthetic.
A chance to share our secrets, too,
and pick up a few that are still waiting
to be opened at Christmas.
Taking home Roversi's words -
"The images we create do not come from the outside world
but from inside, from our spirit,
and I feel that it is more correct to say
that we give a picture, rather than we take a picture.
Every photograph enters the world with love,
where the heart can see deeper than the mind,
In my work there is no logic;
the reason stays out of the studio door,
leaving space to emotions, feelings and dreams."