It struck me that experienced birders can often identify a species in a single glance, using what’s known as “General Impression, Size and Shape”. On a still frame, the bird is often little more than a tiny speck so recognising patterns in their movement, akin to a human’s gait must play an important part in identifying them.

I set about exploring how to capture their distinctive flight patterns and found that this revealed both beauty and insight into their interaction with the space around them.

In my current project, my aim is to use photographic techniques to create stunning images that depict the fluid shapes seen in flocks of starlings. I want to capture the essense of a murmuration and do justice to the spectacle.

Read more about my work on starling murmurations in my latest photo essay.