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  • CURRENT EXHIBITION FOR SCOTIABANK CONTACT PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL 2022 FEATURING SPANISH PHOTOGRAPHER XAVI BOU, ORNITHOGRAPHIES, REVEALING THE HIDDEN BEAUTY OF BIRD...

    CURRENT EXHIBITION FOR SCOTIABANK CONTACT PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL 2022 FEATURING SPANISH PHOTOGRAPHER XAVI BOU

    ORNITHOGRAPHIES, REVEALING THE HIDDEN BEAUTY OF BIRD FLIGHTS : XAVI BOU 5 May - 26 June 2022

     

    Spanish photographer Xavi Bou's works reveal the hidden beauty of bird flights.

    His grandfather instilled in him a passion for nature from the time he was a little boy. That passion impelled Xavi toward the natural sciences, and in 2003 he 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, Xavi worked in the advertisement and fashion industry combining it with teaching photography.

    However, Xavi’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. “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 that 19th-century photographers Eadweard Muybridge and Étienne Julies Marey developed. It is the balance between art and science, a project of naturalist discovery, and, at the same time, an exercise of visual poetry.”

    In his work, art and science unite to capture a moment that is past, present, and future, all at once.

     

    Murmurations; Ornitographies project from Xavi Bou on Vimeo.