|Roine Magnusson, photos. Mats & Asa Ottosson, text. Kira Josefsson, trans.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||272 / 2019|
We are closer to birds than any other wild creature, note Swedish journalists Mats and Asa Ottosson; not only do they live their lives in our midst, knowing they can fly away at any moment, birds also inspire our wonder, admiration, and affection. This album illuminates that mystique with Roine Magnusson's page-filling studio portraits—gorgeous flash photos that reveal the finest details of a spread wing or dazzling markings while also capturing something essential about each bird's character, from martins, mallards and wrens to sandpipers, sparrowhawks, and pygmy owls. Short essays accompany many of the photos, offering scientific observations and personal anecdotes.