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Birds of a feather

Posted by: Jo Briton

Categories: Photography,

Thu, 18 Jun 2015

In this series titled Birds, fashion photographer Thomas Lohr shows off birds’ amazing plumage. He focuses on tightly cropped, up-close shots of feathers, and he captures a variety of colors, textures, and movements within the illustrious tufts.

In some of Lohr’s photographs, it’s even unclear that we’re looking at a bird. His vantage point abstracts the feathers and they seem to resemble scales or long strands of fur. Other times, the delicate layers of quills and vanes unmistakingly belong to a bird.

Lohr did some traveling for this series, and it’s now a book of the same name. He only wanted to capture portraits of living birds, so he visited different parks and menageries all over Europe. The results are photos that highlight the vast elegance of these beautiful animals.

The photographs are wonderful and though I recognise the plumage of several birds I would really like to know what they all are!

See more at Lohr’s website.


Source: My Modern Met




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