Friday, February 17, 2006

Harri Kallio's Dodos

Photographer Harri Kallio has brought the Dodo back to life in the wonderful book, "The Dodo and Mauritius Island: Imaginary Encounters".
Fascinated by this mysterious creature, Kallio decided to create his own visual reconstruction of the dodo in its natural habitat. "My idea," he writes, "was not so much to carry out a scientific reconstruction, but rather to place back into the landscape of Mauritius the Dodo of Alice in Wonderland—a character faithful to its appearances in art history, a character that is part myth and part real."
You can watch a slide show of his Dodo's in their natural habitat courtesy of by clicking HERE. The slide show should start automatically.

Read the complete article about Kallio and his Dodos HERE.