The Writing of Birds

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Barcelona photographer Xavi Bou has a degree in Geology but has been working in photography since 2003. The inspiration for his project Ornitographies is his fascination with birds that was awakened during long walks with his grandfather as a child. During these times together, his grandfather taught him the names of the trekking birds along the Llobregat delta. XB: Curiosity led me to investigate a system that would capture the tracks of the birds in the sky. In his series he captures the beauty of birds in flight and the patterns they make.

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xavi-bou-birds-shapes-ornithografiesXB: Ornitographies is a balance between art and science; a nature-based dissemination project and a visual poetry exercise but above all, an invitation to perceive the world with the same curious and innocent look of the child we once were.xavi-bou-birds-shapes-ornithografies

xavi-bou-birds-shapes-ornithografiesXB: Technology, science and creativity combine to create evocative images which show the sensuality and beauty of the bird’s movements and which are, at the same time, clues for those wishing to identify or recognize them.

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All images © Xavi Bou

(via: de Volkskrant, Sir Edmund. Jaargang 3, nr. 32)

The Author

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye.”  Miss Piggy

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