‘The camera is my brush’: See this bird photographer’s stunning images

By AG Staff November 2, 2022
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Nature has been captured as a work of art in Christian Spencer’s new book, presenting his two decades of bird photography.

Interestingly, the Melbourne-born nature photographer, now based in Brazil, started his artistic career as a painter.

Christian began painting in Adelaide in 1996, moving in 1998 to a station in the Flinders Ranges, South Australia, where he used photography as a reference point for painting.

But he soon realised his photographs “were already a painting captured in a second”.

“The camera is my brush,” he says.

Christian’s new book Birds: Poetry in the Sky, is a must-have for all bird and photography lovers.