I so need motivation today -- this cold weather seems to have given me a cold, but I know I'm motivated by what I have to share with you today. Ready for who the hump day hero is this week...birds! Yep, that's right, I said birds. Let's get right into the inspiration board before I explain any further.
So why all about birds...I stumbled upon this video last week and was completely blown away by it. Take a look for yourself.
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I first came across learning about a murmuration of starlings from photographer Richard Barnes, who I had the chance to here speak at my school last year. I immediately fell in love with his work, and when I saw this video, I got the same sense of awe. Since we're all about birds today, I figured I'd show two of his series that I love. The first is called
and is what I was originally talking about -- Barnes photographed the murmurations of starlings and came up with these fantastic images. Doesn't the one look like a kidney? The second set of images are birds nests that are made from all kinds of garbage -- floss, tinsel, hair, etc. Beautiful, right?