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Leila Jeffreys, a photographer based in Australia, has assembled an intense collection of fowl pictures in her ‘Wild Cockatoo’ series. Jeffreys took up a keen interest in animal life at a young age, viewing live creatures as people whom she could learn from.
Jeffreys has since applied her concerns to her camera work. Her touching description of Wild Cockatoos draws many parallels between her subjects and her contemporaries: “Like us they search for food and shelter, they form relationships, they raise offsprings, they defend their territory…”
In stating these comparisons, Jeffreys personifies her portfolio and furthermore encourages viewers to reinterpret their relationships with living beings, no matter their form or country of residence. The common ties that she clings to between her pictures and her contemporaries also touches upon complex existential topics.