Author(s): Fabio Petroni
"What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet," wrote William Shakespeare. And many other poets and writers have dedicated lines to these beautiful flowers that have always adorned and embellished gardens and houses. Wonderful petals, a thorny stem, warm but at the same time delicate colours, an enchanting and intoxicating fragrance. These are the secrets of the rose, of which, however, the true essence remains elusive. A master of still life photography, Fabio Petroni, has turned his attention to roses in all their infinite manifestations. Through his lens, he has endeavored to capture those aspects and details that make this flower, the symbol of love, grace, and the most intimate secrets, unique. Spectacular pictures, an elegant editorial format, wonderful close-ups and a final section that features the history and characteristics of the varieties of roses photographed. These are the secrets of this large-format publication, in which roses are the absolute protagonists and in which the pages merge with the petals
FABIO PETRONI lives and works in Milan, Italy. After studying photography, he turned professional in 1984, and since then he has worked with some of the most famous names in international photography. He has worked with some of the top advertising agencies and has been involved in campaigns for well-known national and international brands.