Xavi Bou graduated with a degree in Geology in 2003 from the University of Barcelona. In 2004 he went on to complete his studies in photography at Grisart international School of Photography, and for the next decade, Xavi worked in the advertisement and fashion industry combining it with teaching photography.
However, Xavi's love of nature was always present, so in 2012 he embarked on Ornitographies; photography inspired by his curiosity and about the invisible patterns traced by birds in flight. "My intention is to capture the beauty of the bird's flight in a single moment, making the invisible visible. Ornitographies moves away from the purely scientific practice of Chronophotography that 19th century photographers Eadward Muybridge and Etienne Jules Marey developed. It is the balance between art and science, a project of naturalist discovery, and, at the same time, an exercise of visual poetry."
Xavi's 2015 debut of Ornitographies instantly caught the attention of international publications and collectors, and his work has since been published in National Geographic, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, Geo, and Sonntag, among many others. Xavi has exhibited Ornitographies in Australia, Holland, The United States, Spain, Switzerland, France, Russia, Greece, Germany and Mexico.
When Xavi is not setting up his tripod on a roof, rock or windswept plain, he is at work in his studio in the center of Gracia, Barcelona, preparing future exhibitions and editing a book of his work.
Follow Xavi on Instagram at @xavibou.