Thomas Dunne Books, Paperback, 9780312613778, 112pp.
Publication Date: December 6, 2011
"An awe-inspiring collection featuring commissioned photographic portraits of the best in feathered beauties"
"Beautiful Chickens" takes the humble farmyard fowl and places it in the frame of a top portrait photographer. Stylishly lit and shot against a studio background, the portraits showcase 40 of the world's most distinctive breeds, primped and preened for their moment of fame at assorted livestock shows. Featuring prize-winning cocks and hens, this is the ultimate in poultry portraiture. The book includes descriptions of each breed, covering their origins, physical attributes, and uses. There's also a history of hens and roosters through the ages, an introduction to the breed basics, and reportage photography from behind the scenes." "
"Beautiful Chickens" is the perfect gift for anyone, whether their fancy is for all things fowl or simply for beautiful photography.