Good Reading : December January 2010
Discover new personalities of old, feathered friends with the close-up portraits in ANDREW ZUCKERMAN’S Bird. We have a long-held fascination with birds. They've inspired the poetry of many, from Wordsworth to Emily Dickinson, and continue to be the subject of films, music and books. Andrew Zucker man, the photographer behind Wisdom and Creature, takes a minimalist approach to birds with his latest coffee table book, Bird.This is not the kind of insight you'll find in the National Geographic, however. Taking them all out of context with a stark, white background and a powerful white light, these creatures are captured with a curious intimacy. The abundance of white space showcases the brilliant colours of each bird, and with almost 75 different species on display you'll be drawn into a world you've only been able to imagine. They're not all beautiful, but with Zucker man's photographic prowess, they are all fascinating. coffee table of a feather birds Lear’s Macaw. Ferruginous Hawk.