Limited edition of 50
290mm x 216mm
18 colour photographs
In 2013 Leila incorporated some of her Cockatoo portraits into a limited edition book of just 50 copies titled ‘Interview with a Cockatoo (or Two)’ which was exhibited at the State Library of NSW. The book received high critical acclaim from the judges and also won the People’s Choice Award for the 2013 Head On Momento Photobook Awards.
Taking inspiration from the 1948 photographic book, ‘The Frenchman’, where a series of questions were posed to an actor who answered each with his facial expression, Leila decided to ‘interview’ cockatoos for this book. Imagining that they can understand us – but cannot speak – the birds answer our questions with their expressions.
Included are portraits from her original exhibition ‘Biloela – Wild Cockatoos’ as well as some loved portraits that did not make the final exhibition.
The book is stitched and handcrafted by Moment Pro in their carbon neutral facility in Sydney. Made using FSC paper, Elemental Chlorine Free (ECF), ISO 14001 Environmental Management, Acid free, ISO9706 Long Life.