Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Xavi Bou

Xavi Bou is a photographer from Catalonia, an autonomous community of Spain. Bou graduated with a degree in Geology from the University of Barcelona.In 2004 he went on to complete his studies in photography, and for the next decade, Bou worked in the advertisement and fashion industry combining it with teaching photography.Bou’s love of nature was always present, so in 2012 he embarked on Ornithographies — photography inspired by his curiosity about the invisible patterns traced by birds in flight. These patterns are made up of dozens, or even hundreds, of birds in flight.The intriguing and unconventional wildlife images show us the familiar in a completely new way.“My intention is to capture the beauty of the bird’s flight in a single moment, making the invisible visible.Ornithographies moves away from the purely scientific practice of chronophotography (an antique photographic technique that uses a series of photographs of a moving object for the purpose of displaying successive phases of the motion)  which Bou feels is a balance between art and science.

“It’s a project of naturalist discovery, and, at the same time, an exercise of visual poetry.”

More of Xavi Bou‘s amazing photography can be found at http://www.xavibou.com/.

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