Luke Stephenson is a freelance photographer from North East England. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, Dazed & Confused, Foam, Art Review and Wallpaper*.
Life in Britain and the British psyche are at the core of Luke’s work. He photographs what to many epitomises the eccentricity of Britain. Often humorous in their outlook, his series range from prize budgerigars to the World Beard and Moustache Championships. Whether animate or inanimate objects, Stephenson creates affectionate portraits of his subjects and documents worlds often hidden from the mainstream.
The Incomplete Dictionary of Show Birds is one of my favorites of Stephenson’s series. I love how the colored backgrounds complement the unique plumage of each bird.
Show Bird Species: 1. Green Canary, 2. Red Canary, 3. Love Bird, 4. Budgie (Parakeet), 5. Siberian Bullfinch, 6. Splendid
Be sure to also take a look at Luke Stephenson’s light-hearted and whimsical World Beard and Moustache Championships series. It is Movember, after all!