• Minimal Portraits by Luke Stephenson Frame the Elegant Plumage of Show Birds

    1 month ago - By Colossal

    Spereo Starling (2019). All images © Luke Stephenson, shared with permission
    For the better part of a decade, U.K.-born, Stockholm-based photographer Luke Stephenson has been fascinated by show birds, their impeccably groomed feathers, and undeniably unique personalities. Whether centering on a white-eyed Zosterop or confrontational Spereo Starling, his portraits are minimal with monochromatic backdrops that accentuate the distinct colors and patterns of each plume.
    The ongoing series, titled An Incomplete Dictionary of Show Birds , originated with Stephenson wanting to photograph budgies...
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