Des oiseaux . Leila Jeffreys


Xavier Barral

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In this book, Leila Jeffreys invites us on a journey through tropical forests and jungles around the world to meet the amazing bird species she has been photographing since 2008: "I have always noticed that many birds have special expressions. In order to capture them, I had to find out how to photograph them in a way that would bring out their own character. My favourite way of photographing them is to set up a portrait studio in a familiar place. I talk to them while I work so that they can interact with me. ». Cultivating this art of waiting, Leila Jeffreys delivers a gallery of both whimsical and hyperrealistic portraits populated by cockatoos, wild parakeets, five-coloured diamonds and other colourful exotic species. In turn, graceful, mischievous, fierce, proud, shy, posers: each bird photographed reveals its personality and seems to want to dialogue with the viewer. His practice underlines the anthropomorphism shared between man and animal.

This book is part of the collection Des oiseaux, which celebrates, through the eyes of different artists, their immense presence in a world where they are now fragile. Ornithologist Guilhem Lesaffre has produced an original essay to accompany each set of photographs. Titles in the collection include: Graciela Iturbide, Michael Kenna, Yoshinori Mizutani, Bernard Plossu, Pentti Sammallahti and Terri Weifenbach.

Birds - Leila Jeffreys

Bird Collection

Edition in English

Bound, 20.5 x 26 cm

96 pages, 47 colour photographs

Text: Guilhem Lesaffre

ISBN: 978-2-36511-232-1

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