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Mitch Payne: Poultry Series

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Pickin’ the chicken in mint condition: Mitch Payne’s Poultry series

Chickens can certainly rock a hairdo, strutting about the place feathered up to their eyeballs as though they’ve marched straight through Camden on New Year’s Eve. And Mitch Payne has found some of these proud, noble, fashionable little creatures that can sometimes – just like anyone on NYE after a few pints of the good stuff – be guilty of flapping and thrashing about the place. The Poultry Series captures these chickens wonderfully, epitomising their grace and dignity in the moments before, during and after take offs and the inevitable crash landings. Using a distinct backdrop to emphasise their spectrum of colours, Mitch has playfully transformed how we view the species of bird with the highest of all bird populations – the magnificent chicken.

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