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Photographer Captures Personality in his Colorful Portraits of Show Birds

Luke Stephenson

An Incomplete Dictionary of Show Birds began with a very simple idea, that I wanted to photograph budgies. I met a great deal of people (mostly men) who were very knowledgeable about their hobby and only too happy to share it with me. Their enthusiasm became infectious so that by simply photographing a species I felt I was adding it to my collection.—Luke Stephenson

Luke Stephenson is a Britain-based photographer often recognized for his humorous and affectionate portraits of both animate and inanimate objects. He is represented by The Photographers Gallery in London.

An Incomplete Dictionary of Show Birds is his new book, featuring 60 color plates and available in four limited edition covers.

Luke Stephenson

Luke Stephenson

Luke Stephenson

Luke Stephenson

Luke Stephenson

Luke Stephenson

This post was contributed by contributing editor Amanda Gorence.