Short Stories by Paolo Ventura. First edition (2016). First impression hardback in new condition. Signed by Paolo Ventura to title page. No markings. This is a new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch. For his latest series, Short Stories, the theatricality remains, but the players are now assuredly life-size. Ventura himself has entered into the frame, and even made it a family affair, enlisting his twin brother and young son to pose alongside him (his wife also collaborated behind-the-scenes). The series was born of a rather banal incident, when a piece of the roof over Ventura's Tuscan studio fell in. "A light streamed through," he explains. "I put a glass over the hole, and decided to build a little theatre where the light shone." One weekend not long after, "My family [Ventura's wife, Kim, and son, Primo] and I began playing. I painted a backdrop, and we started acting out 'short stories' with old costumes and props that I'd collected over the years." More books by Paolo Ventura here. More books by Aperure here.