Birds of a Feather by NYC-based Claire Rosen, is a portrait series of live birds ranging from the common Parakeet to the exotic Hyacinth Macaw. The birds are posed against complimentary vintage looking wallpaper to encourage optical illusion and visual blending.
At the time Rosen had just finished a series of taxidermy animal still life images for a residency in upstate New York at the Millbrook School. The series, which was photographed on all black, was very dark and she wanted to work on something a bit lighter. She began brainstorming about less traditional background options and came up with the idea to use vintage wallpaper. She gathered inspiration from Victorian Optical Illusion Postcards, hence her blend of bird and background.
Feature Shoot Contributing Editor Julia Sabot is the Associate Photo Editor at Dwell.