My boundless passion for nature and animals brought me to work on this story, with the aim of turning the audience’s attention over a rather unusual theme. Everything started a few months ago, when I’ve stumbled upon a picture of one of these chickens and realised that I wanted to portray them like glamorous models that you can find on the pages of high-fashion magazines. The reason why I wanted to photograph these incredible creatures is because I wanted to underline the fact that some of us don’t even know how gorgeous a “common” chicken is. In the modern society, food is highly industrialised and often comes to our tables in a completely different shape from its original form. Besides the vegetarian or un-vegeterian vision, I think that animals should be fully appreciated and respected. Employing Old Masters’ chiaro-scuro technique and adding colourful lights, I’ve created these model-like portraits of chickens with the aim of underline their natural beauty and to show the contrast between their exploitation and their unusual elegance.