Francois Laxalt: Carrying the Message of Peace Through Senbazuru

August 18, 2014 4:12 PM

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Francois Laxalt: Carrying the Message of Peace Through Senbazuru

Parisian photographer Francois Laxault isn't just taking photographs of birds; he's creating a still frame of a very peaceful moment. He tracks the birds who are active participants in a zen-like dance in the sky. The cranes create whimsical patterns -- I see them as as musical notes that move and change with each flap of their wings. Their designs remind me of sheet music -- their anthology of songs is endless.

Sometimes, it's the simplest things in life that hold the most weight. It's those things that challenge us and surprise us -- they stop us in our tracks. The intimate photographs that Laxault presents feel like illustrations -- silk-screened renditions of birds in flight. I'm certain people have wit...

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