Posted by: Sandy Steinman | January 17, 2023

Xavi Bou’s Mesmerizing Portraits of Birds in Flight

Audubon write about how How Xavi Bou Makes His Mesmerizing Portraits of Birds in Flight. He creates very different and very beautiful abstract images.

In a project called Ornithographies, he creates mesmerizing images by taking many photographs per second and stitching up to 3,500 or more of them together. The results are beautifully abstract, capturing the energy of flight, whether in the chaotic squiggles that result when Alpine Swifts dive and swoop for insects, or the smooth, even undulations of a gull flying over the water. They may not be moving pictures—although Bou uses a cinema camera that takes 60 frames a second—but they have movement.

See some of his images and read article at  How Xavi Bou Makes His Mesmerizing Portraits of Birds in Flight | Audubon


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