Beauté Aviaire #5 - Spanish Black Turkey
A series of conceptual fine art prints, exploring the feminine aesthetical quality of both the avian plumage bought together alongside the human female form.
These composite images, where feather meet Avant garde fashion, are constructed using the art of photographic capture, photographing models and birdlife on separate occasions, then digitally manipulating the captured imagery in post production, to create a new piece of original artwork in each instance.
It has always interested me in the way the fashion industry has associated a feminine or fashion aesthetic to both fur and feathers, here I have been able to explore this connection without any wildlife being manhandled, let alone harmed.
None of the models taking part in this project, at any point wore any feathers or came into contact with any birdlife.
And no birds of the avian kind donated any feathers for this project.
Lydia Kate Phillpot
Nikki Fox Weston
Suki Kaur Sunner