Thinking About Photography
Dedicated to expanding our ideas about photography
©Xavi Bou, Ornithographies #34
Although Ornithographies is a current project, it has a somewhat distant origin, since it is born from the innocent and restless gaze of the child I once was. My admiration for nature, especially for birds, arose during my childhood thanks to unforgettable long walks with my grandfather. Since then, my interest in birds has continued to grow, eventually becoming the focus of this project.
©Xavi Bou, Ornithographies #152
My concern is to capture those unnoticed moments and from the interest in questioning the limits of human perception. Photography allows me to capture in a single time frame, the shapes they generate when flying, making visible the invisible. Here, the skill envied by men, the long lasting shared yearning of flying, is presented to us, extending our visual perception and resulting in organic form images that stimulate the imagination.
©Xavi Bou, Ornithographies #150
©Xavi Bou, Ornithographies #153
Technology, science and creativity combine to create evocative images which show the sensuality and beauty of the bird’s movements and which are, at the same time, clues for those wishing to identify or recognize them. These images are no longer a single portrait of reality but become a witness of the instants that, for a moment, were past, present and future all at once.
©Xavi Bou, Ornithographies #62
Ornithographies is a balance between art and science; a nature-based dissemination project and a visual poetry exercise but above all, an invitation to perceive the world with the same curious and innocent look of the child we once were.
©Xavi Bou, Ornithographies #123