"Chicken in love", Italian photographers captured unique portraits of most underrated bird

Updated: Feb 10, 2020

Italian photographers Moreno Monti and Matteo Tranchellini believe chickens are one of the beautiful birds , and so began the Chic!ken project to show the world how beautiful these farm birds really are.

After the worldwide success of Chic!ken book, the photographers Moreno Monti & Matteo Tranchellini are proud to present their new work. Chicken in Love

Chicken in love is a brand new photographic project and it’s a tribute to love.

A unique photographic metaphor of the wonderful diversity that enriches the world of love today.

Chickens too can fall in love regardless of gender, breed or nationality. This incredible freedom has been captured through the eyes of photographers Moreno Monti and Matteo Tranchellini, in sensational photographs bound within the pages of a premium quality coffee table.

Giving unconventional love its correct exposure.

While attending international bird shows to photograph some of the worlds most beautiful chickens, Moreno and Matteo noticed that these wonderful animals began to naturally pair up regardless of sex, breed, age or nationality. This free and easy attitude reminded the photographers of the diversity that exists today in human couples, who sometimes find it difficult or impossible to manifest their sentiments because of cultural attitudes and taboos. Intrigued by the way chickens are also drawn to each other without worrying about conventional restrictions, the two artists decided to share this intuition with the world through an unusual coffee table book that would be amazing to admire and stimulating to observe.

Moreno and Matteo’s previous work, “Chic!ken”, has received international recognition as well as having been a success on the Kickstarter platform in 2017.

Everything started long time ago with a simple photoshoot at a bird show. Only in 2018 the photographers launched the first campaign on Kickstarter that was unexpectedly successful and reached the goal in less than three days (cock-a-doodle-doo!). In the last year the first CHICKEN book has been featured hundreds of times by worldwide media (The Guardian, LaRepubblica, Internazionale, BoredPanda, The Colossal, Slate, CBC Canada, The Modern Met, etc) and thousands of books have been shipped to enthusiast people all over the world!


Moreno Monti (Milan 1965) lives and works in Milan, his photography studio has been active for years in advertising. Matteo Tranchellini (Latina 1968) lives in Milan, where his studio is based. He is engaged in illustration and photographic postproduction. Moreno Monti & Matteo Tranchellini have lived and worked together in Milano for the past twenty plus years. It is exactly this symbiosis of the two visions that creates the final result. It’s a team effort, the CHICken series wouldn’t be possible without this shared complicity.


For any further information please write at book@momarooster.com

More Info on Kickstarter


Website www.chic-ken.it


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