Luke Stephenson was born on New Years day, 1983 in Darlington, North East England. Life in Britain and the British psyche are at the core of Lukes work. He photographs what to many epitomises the eccentricity of Britain. His work has been published in a variety of publications including The New York Times Magazine, The Guardian, Dazed & Confused, Foam, Art Review and Wallpaper*.
An Incomplete Dictionary of Show Birds is a study of a hobby that to most is a hidden world.
It began with a very simple idea, that author wanted to photograph budgies, influenced by prize pigeon photography this was all I set out to do. Upon entering this world he discovered a whole range of wonderfully colourful and interesting birds and the hobby of bird keeping that he began to learn about and was fascinated with it. Luke has produced a book of the project which can be ordered here: www.incompletedictionary.com