Feathered friends are the subject of Bird, the latest book from Gary Heery. To capture the birds in motion he erected a translucent tent, creating an intimate and contained environment in which the birds could fly. “I treated it, not unlike any other portraiture situation, as a kind of controlled spontaneity,” he says. The end result is a collection of dynamic, yet almost clinically detailed, images, with each bird’s distinct personality captured in all its glory.
“I treated it, not unlike any other portraiture situation, as a kind of controlled spontaneity”
— From the Guardian - Gary Heery
The Bird Book
Gary Heery: Selected Works 1976 - 2013
Gary Heery: Selected Works 1976 - 2013 is a career retrospective from Australia's premiere portrait photographer. The book features 300 + pages of images from Life, Esquire, Vogue and Rolling Stone, as well as album covers and movie posters of stars such as Madonna, Susan Sarandon, Jodie Foster, Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett and Andy Warhol, and portraits from his renowned flora and fauna collection.
"...It is that subjective, responsive faculty which has guided Heery to articulate and examine his subjects, to engage with them, sense their distinctive qualities and massage them into compositions that satisfy not only as visual experiences but also as revelations of the soul."
— From the foreword by Edmund Capon
The Gary Heery Book
Featuring some of the world's most famous and infamous characters spanning music, art, film politics and sport:
Cheech & Chong
Grand Funk Railroad