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About

Born in Perugia. Claudio Montecucco graduated as a technician in mechanical engineering and received his three-year degree as a CAD designer. He then enrolled in the Faculty of Architecture in Florence, though after several exams, he abandoned his studies to work in the family jewelry store as a jewelry designer and pursue his piano studies. A lover of all art forms, he readily cites authors with whom he identifies such as Albert Einstein (“lmagination is more important than knowledge”), Marguerite Duras (“That which helps me to li ve, is the moment”), Robert Doisneau (“What l was trying to show was a world in which l felt at

home, where people were kind. where l could find the tenderness that l hoped to receive. My photographs were the proof that this wortd could exist”). Being a reserved man, and little inclined to being observed, Montecucco had been taking photographs (prevalently architectural images), for just a few years, when he realized that photography permitted him to express something strongly personal. His search for that so-called “elusive moment”, that moment he would like to be able to caputre everyday, walking down the street with his camera.

“ I try to capture images of a routine life, what seems to be at a first glance to be banal and routine I try to lift it to a new form to a
new interpretation. I take photos almost anything I see and worth it, everything is interesting to me, life itself even in its humble
monotony.

I was born introvert,introvertedness that open to a street. I search for happiness in catching a moment -“elusive moment”.
My heart and my shot beats as one. “ M.Thompson Nati

Claudio Montecucco tries in all his projects to unite three arts such as painting, architecture and photography in one “form” and
tackle an arduous task of photography so called a capture “elusive moment” and elevate it into the art. When you define Montecucco
as a classic photographer, you can not limit him to that simple description, which you are able to glean from observing his
photographs, so carefully arranged as to seem from another time, but this is how he highlights his choice of field, which is equally
esthetic but even more intimately psychological.
It is no coincidence that from his favourite authors he cites those

that many years ago walked down the Parisian streets, not so much to capture reality as to be seduced by it. That genre has been defined as
“Photographie humaniste” because it looked at man with indulgence and trust. The same used by Claudio Montecucco when he
goes down the streets looking for strange and unrepeatable moments where something almost imperceptible happens… something
which is able to make us feel that we are truly just about to touch beauty, “elusive moment”. Roberto Mutti

What I was trying to show was a world where I would feel good, where people would be kind, where I would find the tenderness I hoped to receive. My photos were like proof that this world can exist.

“Robert Doisneau”

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