Leonardo Pucci is an Italian photographer born in Pisa, Tuscany.
He links his first photographic memories to his father: “In the ’70s during the many trips with my family my father documented everything with a Yashica Mat 124G 6 6 minutely studying poses and shots. That black device with its two glass eyes seemed magical to me: you could look into that little window on the top and the box would capture things.”
Even today photography has a magical aspect for Leonardo Pucci, something surprising, a sort of unexpected narrative which goes beyond technique.
The images of his previous exhibitions, “Episodes (without a real order)” and “Suspended Possibility”, were shot in urban landscapes around the world and documented stolen fragments of real life, poignant visual short stories drawing on themes of loneliness, sensual intimacy and emotional significance.
Since these first projects Leonardo Pucci revealed the fundamentals of his photographic grammar: an incessant research for a strong sensuality in the composition, in the proportion between the elements, in the voluptuous but rigorous use of colors and lights.
The last project “Flowers” is an invitation from the artist to reflect on the relationship between beauty and control, between the incarceration of aesthetic ideal and the liberating power of bodily impulse.
Approaching cut flowers with the Japanese art of Shibari and capturing the result in highly sensual photographic images, Leonardo Pucci highlights how the obligation of beauty is a cultural construction designed to seize control and power over the body.
For over twenty years in the fashion industry, Leonardo Pucci is currently at Christian Dior where he oversees the creative areas of product development.
He divides his time between Paris and Rome.
Flowers reminiscent of human bodies tied to the Shibari practice. Italian photographer Leonardo Pucci talks to LiFO about his “Flowers” project at Crux Galerie.
#Review – Leonardo Pucci’s exhibition in Athens
Leonardo Pucci’s shibari flowers
Flowers & Body: Leonardo Pucci talks about his new exhibition “Flowers”
Beauty and control, flowers and Shibari. Is this perhaps an extreme attempt to stop time, to stop the disintegration of carnality, to prevent spring from ending and excessive heat from transforming the landscape into a desert?
“Would you mind if I spied on you?”
Interview of Leonardo Pucci
The self-taught photographer Leonardo Pucci admires the way painters Edward Hopper and David Hockney isolate light and color in their works
The “stolen” moments of Leonardo Pucci
Through the lens of Leonardo Pucci
The surreal, everyday life
At the opening of Leonardo Pucci’s solo photographic exhibition in Athens
‘Art of Photography is Magical’
Subjects of Italian lensman Leonardo Pucci’s debut show owe a lot to theatre
In Other Rooms, Other Lives
Photographer and fashion industry veteran Leonardo Pucci’s works resonate with the possibilities of many different stories.
“Subjects don’t interest me, they are just a medium”
As a photographer, I want to grasp the details
Leonardo Pucci: The Curious Eye