birds, 2010

Harvey Benge’s self published photobook Birds is brief, elegant and subtly philosophical. Benge provides a brief background story for this slim narrative; the photographs were made late on a Thursday afternoon in April from the deck of a ferry in Auckland Harbour.

The five color photographs, each  spanning a two page spread, capture a flock of birds in flight. Due to the brevity of this photobook, it reads more like a short poem, with a number of interpretative variations.

Stiff cover book, saddle stitch binding, in a limited edition of 50.