Jean Luc Mylayne.
Photographs by Jean Luc Mylayne.
Twin Palms Publishers, Santa Fe, 2007. 140 pp., numerous images.,
For more than thirty years, Jean Luc Mylayne has been photographing the birds of his native France. The creation of each image is a laborious process which can take months as Mylayne returns to the same location, day after day, waiting for his 'actors', the birds, to play their parts before his lens. Mylayne asserts that the birds - he particularly focuses on bluebirds indigenous to Western Europe and the Western United States - are willing participants in the making of the picture. This is Jean Luc Mylayne's first book, and will accompany a U.S. exhibition.