Leila Jeffreys is a fine art photographer famous for her Australian bird portraits. Rather than capturing her motives in the outdoors she brings them into a photo studio environment and creates truly unique pictures of local birds. This gives her the ability to capture incredible detail and the results are pictures that bend the idea of where nature photography ends and fine art begins.
On this episode she talks about how she ended up in photography, what motivated her to focus on bird portraits and her most special photo shoot ever.
Here you can find out more about Leila´s work:
This Episode of Talking Australia is hosted by Angela Heathcote (Digital Producer at Australian Geographic) and produced by Ben Kanthak (www.beachshackpodcasts.com).
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A sneak peek of some of the photographs that will be included in Leila Jeffreys’ upcoming exhibition High Society, which is dedicated to Australia’s native budgies.
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Who wouldn’t want to be a bird photographer after watching all the fun 2015 Nature Photographer of the Year David Stowe gets to have?
A solitary tawny frogmouth hides among the foliage.
A yellow-tailed cockatoo shows off his colours while feeding in Tasmania
A brown thornbill stares down the camera in the Australian Botanical Gardens, Mount Annan, NSW
A male crimson chat is on the hunt for insects to feed his newly hatched chicks