Photography

Xavi Bou's "Ornitographies"

August 09, 2016

Spanish photographer Xavi Bou combines a series of photographs taken in succession to create one glorious image of birds flying as a single motion. 

Xavi Bou's great passion is birds. He utilizes photography to capture the flight of a series of birds flying in a single time frame. He is mesmerized by the shapes they generate When flying, making visible an otherwise invisible shape- that of motion itself.

In "Ornitographies," Xavi Bou delves into the skill of flight-- perhaps the skill most envied by men. Art and science walk hand in hand to create these images. They are no longer a single portrait of reality, but a crystallization of the past, present and future all at once.