August 12, 2012
Birdy pick of the week: Luke Stephenson
It’s the last day of the London 2012 Olympics so my blanket British coverage on Wee Birdy is drawing to an end. I couldn’t think of a better ‘Birdy of the Week’ than British artist Luke Stephenson‘s series of show bird portraits. Obsessed with Britishness and the “eccentricty of Britain”, Luke’s series of birds attempts to capture the slightly bonkers world of British hobbyists, while also demonstrating a sensitivity to the individual beauty and personality of his subject matter. He’s the British show bird world’s answer to Martin Parr, and the series, titled ‘The Incomplete Dictionary of Show Birds‘, is an ongoing project, with the idea that it will one day be ‘complete’. New installments of photographs will be released every few years. You can purchase limited edition prints of Luke’s work from The Photographers Gallery in London.
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