London design studio YES teamed up with British photographer Luke Stephenson for this unusual project documenting the only-in-Great-Britain culture of show birds. Yes, we said show birds. Don't snicker. Our eyes have been opened, to say the least.
“The project began with a very simple idea, that I wanted to photograph budgies. I met a great deal of people who were very knowledgeable about their hobby and only too happy to share it with me. Their enthusiasm became infectious so that by simply photographing a species I felt I was adding it to my collection,” says the photographer. The stunning collab, uniting detailed photography with a clean and crisp design is worth a look even if you're usually avian averse.
The book, featuring an essay from British broadcaster Michael Smith, hits the streets this month.
Order An Incomplete Dictionary of Show Birds at incompletedictionary.com