Luciano Monti (b. 1960) is an Italian photographer. In 1984 he got a Degree in English Language and Literature, but he stopped teaching for photography in 1997. In 1999 he published a book on AMERICAN LANDSCAPE and starts working on Italian Landscape.
The large 35x42cm book “RITRATTI NOBILI” collects a series of 47 wonderfully printed 30 x 30cm duotones; the photos are portraits of Venetian aristocrats in the enormous spaces of their Villas, Palaces and Castles; the series can be considered as environmental portraits since they both concern people and architecture; introduction by John Phillips; texts including name, surname, family title(e.g. count/prince…),name and location of the building and year of realization.