Feathers, photographed and scanned.
So I've been photographing and scanning feathers for a little over a year now. They're fascinating up close, and when printed over a foot tall reveal whole little universes. One problem...I'm running out of feathers! Mefites, I need your feathers! They will be photographed, scanned and then returned to you with a print.
I started out with a few blue jay feathers from a cat kill. Then I had a fly-tying friend give me a couple. Then I discovered you can buy some bird skins (which, as a vegetarian, was not without moral peril) online. But I've exhausted what I've found.
Do you have a songbird feather you love? A pet parrot? An owl's nest on your property? Memail me with what you have (I might have a pile already, ie guinea hen, ring-necked pheasant), I'll send you my address. If you can send me a feather or two, I'll pay the postage both ways, return your feather unscathed, a print along with it as well as my undying gratitude. Anything you send me will be very gently handled and stored.
I'm chasing down leads for a possible photo show of some of these shots, so you may be able to come to an opening as well.
Role: Photographer, scanner, retoucher, framer,
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