For the Birds
By Jenny Bahn
Luke Stephenson is a British portrait photographer whose work often focuses on human quirks and oddities — be it the people themselves or the things they own — captured with a loving eye and a good sense of humor. His work is at times awkward, but always playful and incredibly charming.
Recently, he has moved his efforts into the avian realm, photographing birds for a series titled “The Incomplete Dictionary of Show Birds.” What started as a very simple idea expanded once Luke discovered the true passion for birds some individuals possessed. The result is a beautiful, 80-page book of beautiful birds, their colorful plumage contrasting deliberately each backdrop, proving nature is truly the best artist. The book is now available for pre-order.
(Photo: Courtesy of Luke Stephenson)