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Birdhouse Photography Collective

Birdhouse Photography Collective

Birdhouse Photography Collective

Birdhouse Photography Collective

THE BIRDHOUSE COLLECTIVE ...


have a common interest in 'photography' interpreted in its widest sense.


The Collective are a group of creatives working with photography.


They share a goal to explore the creative possibilities of photography and story-telling from new perspectives, unrestrained by technology and current fashion they choose to experiment with both digital, analogue and camera less techniques.


They share the view that the method and process by which a photograph is made is integral but not a limitation.


The group was set up to give a collective platform for discussion and sharing of new work, ideas, skills as well as resources.


The collective aims to offer constructive criticism, and opportunities to develop and exhibit work both individually and collectively.


The collective aim is to give confidence and support for those starting out with the medium and a platform for experimentation and self expression, promoting photography as a Fine Art both locally and further afield.


3D exhibitions

  • Birdhouse Photography Collective

    BirdHouse Collective - A work in progress

    BirdHouse Collective – A Work in Progress BirdHouse Collective was formed to provide a platform for a group of photographic artists to discuss, experiment with and on occasions to exhibit new work. During Lockdown and the restrictions and uncertainty that has ensued from this we have begun to experiment with the idea of the ‘Virtual Exhibition’. Our first exhibition displayed in this way was ‘Looking Out’ and included the responses of 10 members of the collective, responding to the strange and traumatic situation we all found our selves in. This exhibition was opened in collaboration with Moray Culture Café and work can still be viewed on their social media @culturecafemoray and through http://birdhouse.place. This is the second virtual exhibition from the group and includes work from Rob Stephen, John Ferguson and Chris Bird. Sometimes the theme of the exhibition suggests itself but this time we all felt that although we wouldn’t be able to show completed bodies of work, we could at least show some personal projects that are ‘A Work in Progress’ I wouldn’t want to guess at the collective age of the 3 photographers involved with this exhibition but not only do the photographs represent ‘Works in Progress’ but so do we. The work on show represents both our current concerns as artists /photographers and seems also to be a reflection on our past. Rob Stephens’ exhibition ‘Scanning the Past’ is a process of looking back through images made in the past re-evaluating perhaps finding new meaning and importance in during the process. John Fergusons’ 2 projects’ ‘Down by the River’ based on John’s local excursions through lockdown and ’Erased’ revisiting places from his past as a way of looking at and commenting on current political concerns. Chris Birds’ two strands to the work are a continuing fascination with Pinhole photography and recent attempts to understand the intricacies of large format photography.

    latest works

    • John Ferguson Text - Erased
    • Rob Stephen - Scanning the Past
    • John Ferguson Text - Down by the River
    • Chris Bird - Journey
    • Chris Bird

      Journey, 2020
    • Chris Bird

      Journey round my garden, 2020
    • Chris Bird

      Imagine vivid colour in glorious black and white, 2020
    • Chris Bird

      Self, 2020
    • Textures of the afternoon
    • Chris Bird

      Emergence
    • Rob Stephen

      Brian_Burton_coming_and_going_1974
    • Rob Stephen

      Coutts_&_Co_15_Lombard_Street_1991
    • Rob Stephen

      Olly Rhyl
    • Rob Stephen

      Olly Withington Hospital 1979, 1979
    • Rob Stephen

      Ed's first specs
    • Rob Stephen

      Bridge Garage, Ruthin 1975
    • John Ferguson

      Untitled
    • John Ferguson

      bw dalilea and lochdochart from Lentran stret
    • John Ferguson

      Untitled
    • John Ferguson

      Quarrelwood
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