Spanish photographer Xavi Bou captured hundreds of photographs of birds in motion to show unusual patterns they create when flying. The result is amazing and the photographer turned this into a successful project called “Ornitographies”.
Bou has been fascinated with nature, and moreover with birds, ever since he was a child. It was only natural that the artist showed this passion in his work as a photographer.
Interested in questioning the limits of human perception, Bou wanted to capture fascinating shapes birds create while flying. He used a 150-year-old technique called chronophotography, which implies taking many photographs in succession and combining them into one single image.
“Technology, science, and creativity combine to create evocative images which show the sensuality and beauty of the bird’s movements. ‘Ornitographies’ is a balance between art and science, and as Bou states, “An invitation to perceive the world with the same curious and innocent look of the child we once were”, it’s written in Bou’s artist statement.
Take a look at some of the fascinating photos of dynamic bird movements taken by Xavi Bou.