Biography

Italian-born, Paris-based fine-art and fashion photographer and filmmaker Luca Monti has garnered respect for his otherworldly concepts, stylistic versatility and open-mindedness towards new and old echnologies, from digital manipulation to hand-painted retouching, carbon print and wet collodion.

He has shot for publications such as Italian Vogue, Visionaire, Le Monde, La Repubblica, L’Espresso, Photo and Flash art, New york Times, El Pais, Le Monde, Il Venerdi, Photo France, Polaroid Magazine, A Magazine, American Photo. His work has been featured in numerous exhibitions, from group shows to solo displays. Luca has also published several photographic books speeding over 25 years of career.

Luca's Oversize-based work from 1992-99 has been extensively showcased in shows, press and books, with his first book "Oversize" published in 1994. He is currently working on different projects such as "Facce da Londra" a virtual continuation of "Endroits Sensibles" a long research project on Paris et ses banlieues and the more recent conceptual work "When an angel deserve to die".

He is devoted to the cinema of Teo Angelopoulos, Andreij Tarkovskij, Ingmar Bergman and Akira Kurosawa. Luca is a passionate director of artist movies such as : Sul finire del tempo, 1996; Il Gelato d'inverno, no, 1998; Mia madre, Lisbona, 2004; Le Soldat perdu, 2006; Un Giorno una vita, 2008; and director of photography with Rosso di sera, 1995; Rinnovamento, 1996; Gli Strizzati, 2004; La Fabbrica dei sogni, 2006.