The Lovebird is a small parrot native to Africa. They are sociable and loving birds, named because they will often pair up for long periods of time. This picture is part of a larger, ongoing series I've been working on since 2007, called The Incomplete Dictionary of Show Birds. My aim is to photograph as many different species of show birds as possible: Budgies, Canaries, finches and many other types. To find my subjects, I had to enter the world of bird breeders. A dedicated group of individuals, many have kept birds their whole lives. It's a hobby of a close-knit community that you don, ¦_?t generally come into contact with unless you are active within their world. I personally do not keep birds, but I find them to be beautiful. In all their variations and colours, they captivated me as a subject matter and I wanted to capture them in a way that would show them off at their best. There are many recognized criteria for breeding a prize-winning bird, from shape and form to pattern. This is something I have tried to convey through my work. I also regard it as priority of this series to encapsulate the birds' differing personalities.
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Innova Fibraprint Warm Cotton Gloss
10"x8" | edition of 200
14"x11" | edition of 250
20"x16" | edition of 25
40"x30" | edition of 2