Professional photographer Matteo has always had a fascination with birds and it’s something he likes to use as a focal point for his photography work.
Now, he’s embarked on a journey to show how varied, bizarre and beautiful chickens can look. Yes, you heard that right. He wanted to show the different breeds of roosters and chickens.
In 2013, Matteo went in search of a Concincina as a pet for his studio garden in Milan. That’s when he met Giorgio, a farmer who invited him to an aviary exhibition. The very same day, Matteo found Jessicah the hen and it stole his heart.
My friend and work partner Moreno joined me in this passion/madness and we started to take pictures of literally hundreds of chickens and roosters.
I have to say, and it’s something I didn’t think I would say, but the photographs (and chickens) are pretty spectacular.