Taken in the space of her personal garden in Washington D.C., Terri Weifenbach's photographs reveal the secret world of nature populated by birds that nest in urban gardens. Oscillating between the fantastic and the real, her images seem to be taken from behind the scenes, where the birds scurry, dance or pose, freeze and hold conciliations. The seasons follow one another, the colours of the garden vary. Saturated lights and colours, games between blurred and ultra sharp details, freeze-frames draw a "supra reality". Terri Weifenbach immerses us in the infinitely small and reveals the wonder of their world.
This book is part of the Des oiseaux collection, which celebrates, through the eyes of various artists, their immense presence in a world where they are now fragile. Ornithologist Guilhem Lesaffre offers an original essay to accompany each set of photographs. In the case of Terri Weifenbach's photographs, he highlights the adaptation of birds to the urban environment. Previous titles in the series include: Pentti Sammallahti, Bernard Plossu and Yoshinori Mizutani.