Leonardo Bechini - is a master photographer with a Master's degree in same. He lives and works
in Milan, Italy as the Chief Creative Officer for a well known European fashion and lifestyle
magazine. I met Leonardo when he came to Montréal in the year 2000 to attend a special
graphic design programme at College Inter-Dec. He was my student in a Professional Practises
and Print Management course. He had already built up a number of years of professional design
credits in various design firms in Europe. But since our course was totally business-centric,
as his teacher, I had no reason to review or see his portfolio. . . . . until the second to last class.
When he displayed his work to the class we were all, astonished, that this creative giant had
been in our midst for those many weeks. Being humble and gentle as he is, his credential
never became a part of the conversation.
We established a great bond in that course and when he returned to Milan we remained in
touch, discussing frequently a desire to design, develop, produce a 'really cool' online design
journal. Whenever he visited Montréal we spent tome together ....he became, a friend.
But oddly enough, since I was completely aware of his vast talent, I never found reason to
re-visit his online gallery. Until a couple of weeks ago......I was doubly astonished.
You will also be, I believe, doubly astonished - for he granted me access to both a fantastic
web-site he had just finished producing (his first, believe it or not) along with access to his
newly revised photographic web-site.
It is in part, his growth, that I refer to in my introductory comments......to view both
simply follow these links. Match + Leomore And then come back and in concert, lets's say to him, 'BRAVO maestro!'