An Incomplete Dictionary Of Show Birds by Luke Stephenson

29 January, 2013

Title of publication: An Incomplete Dictionary Of Show Birds
Name of artist: Luke Stephenson
Additional contributors: Fore word by Michael Smith (
Design: Yes Studio (
Editor: edited between myself and YES studio
Press: Stephenson Press / YES
Publication date: December 2012
Place of publication: London UK
Edition size: 2000
Format: Hardcover
Size: 15.5 x 23 cm
Number of pages: 80
Type of printing: Lithography
Number of pictures: 60
Price: £20
Description of book:
‘An Incomplete Dictionary of Show Birds’ is a book by British photographer Luke Stephenson, created in collaboration with the London based design studio YES.
This unique project documents the very British subject of show birds through a series of meticulous and striking photographs.
“The project began with a very simple idea, that I wanted to photograph budgies. I met a great deal of people who were very knowledgeable about their hobby and only too happy to share it with me. Their enthusiasm became infectious so that by simply photographing a species I felt I was adding it to my collection.”
–Luke Stephenson
The best thing about self-publishing: You can do what you want and have all the control.
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