Astounding Images from the Bird Book
Fri, 12/11/2009 - 08:48
Turning his camera to the world of birds, Andrew Zuckerman has a created a new body of work showcasing more than 200 stunning photographs of nearly 75 different species.
These winged creatures from exotic parrots to everyday sparrows, and endangered penguins to woody owls are captured with Zuckerman's painstaking perspective against a stark white background to reveal the vivid colors, textures, and personalities of each subject in extraordinary and exquisite detail. The ultimate art book for ornithologists and nature enthusiasts alike, Bird is a volume of sublime beauty.
The photos are simply stunning, the quality and the sharpness are really impressive. I highly recommend that you check out the Bird Book website and be prepared to spend a lot of time there, because there are lots of images and also some videos. Below I selected some of these photoso.
About the Author
Andrew Zuckerman was born in Washington, DC in 1977. After an internship at The International Center of Photography in New York, he attended the School of Visual Arts to study photography and film, where he graduated in 1999. His work has been commissioned extensively for many leading international brands and has received many awards, including D&AD, One Show, BDA, and multiple annuals. His first film, High Falls, premiered at The Sundance Film Festival in 2007 before going on to win for best short narrative at the Woodstock Film Festival.
He has published three photography books. CREATURE, a portrait series of animals, was released worldwide in November 2007 to critical acclaim and is now in its fourth printing. WISDOM, a book, film, and traveling exhibition released in October 2008, is an ongoing project made with the support of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Andrew traveled the globe to photograph and interview the world's most eminent elders, from Judi Dench to Nelson Mandela, creating a comprehensive account of their perspectives on life. His latest book, BIRD, is a visual study of birds from the rarest to the most common and will be available in October 2009.
In 2006 Andrew co-founded Late Night and Weekends, a company that produces advertising, films, books, and online content.
Once again, Zuckerman works with the cooperation of zoos, wildlife preserves and aviaries to photograph his living subjects in bright white light against a flat white background, a setting that nature purists might find off-putting at first, but which reveals each animal as a self-contained, emotionally responsive being-the photo of a Great Horned Owl is less a documentary nature photo than a portrait of an individual who just happens to belong to another species. - Barnes & Noble
Buy the book
For more information about the book, check out the Amazon page of the Bird book