Birds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather is a portrait series by Claire Rosen of live birds ranging from the common Parakeet to the exotic Hyacinth Macaw. The birds are photographed against complementary vintage and historical reproduction wallpaper to encourage optical illusion and visual blending. The birds mirror the careful, self-conscious poses of humans in a comical and unexpected way. Posed, the birds anthropomorphize as we attribute human emotion and intent to their expressions.