‘Bird Girl’ was shot in Paris, close to Notre Dame cathedral. I often photograph in the landscape, focusing on encounters with nature, this image looks at others, how they engage. The girl is feeding the birds for the audience, its a regular occurrence, we saw her a few times when we passed by in the city. I imagine that she knows the appeal of the sight, it is in some ways a performance for us, but began with joy for her.
This work was first shown in Berlin in Centrum Gallery in 2011. Curated by Kate Squires, I was selected by previous participants of Centrum’s programme, artists Jo Addison and Alice Walters.