Watch the Birdie: The Eccentric World of Luke Stephenson

British Photographer Luke Stephenson Incomplete Dictionary Show Birds Bourkes

Bourkes #1

It is widely known that us Brits appreciate a bit of eccentricity on occasion. I am no exception to this! That is why I fell head over heels in love with this series of show bird portraits from British photographer, Luke Stephenson. Captivated by life in Britain and that which goes on apart from the mainstream, his photographs are sometimes playful, sometimes a little unnerving.

The main thing I love about this particular series of photographs, named The Incomplete Dictionary of Show Birds, is (surprise, surprise!) his use of coloured backgrounds next to the sorbet colours of the birds. Also, don’t the bird appear to be smiling?! What posers!

Luke Stephenson Incomplete Dictionary of Show Birds Red Canary

Red Canary #1

Luke Stephenson Incomplete Dictionary of Birds Red Bishop

Red Bishop #1

Luke Stephenson Incomplete Dictionary of Birds

Australian Finch #2

Luke Stephenson Incomplete Dictionary of Show Bird Green Canary

Green Canary #1

Luke Stephenson Diamond Sparrow Incomplete Dictionary of Show Birds

Diamond Sparrow #1

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4 responses to “Watch the Birdie: The Eccentric World of Luke Stephenson

  1. what a cool photographer indeed. I clicked on the link and checked out his other photographs. Have you seen his balloon animals and painted faces? These are the types of artists I enjoy – ones that are so far from mainstream.

    • Yeah, they’re awesome aren’t they?! I love the painted faces – kinda disturbing. I’m looking forward to seeing what else he comes up with!

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