Wednesday, December 21, 2016

PHOTOGRAPHY OF BIRDS IN FLIGHT PATTERNS


via hyperallergic:


For the past five years, the Barcelona-based photographer Xavi Bou has captured different bird species soaring around the Catalonia region to form his ongoing Ornitographies series, using a particular method he has honed to compress multiple seconds into a single frame. Based on chronophotography — the process used by √Čtienne-Jules Marey and Eadweard Muybridge for their famous motion studies — it involves digitally stitching together multiple photographs Bou made during each of his carefully timed trips. The series of dizzying swirls is intended for us to consider “our perception of time through the birds’ flight,” as Bou told Hyperallergic. “I wished to know what the shape of their flight in the sky would look like if our perception of time was different.”


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