Mrs. Ballard’s Parrots is a unique art book of photographs taken by Mrs. Ballard. She had all these birds, mostly parrots of different kinds. During the 1970’s, Mrs. Ballard made costumes for her birds, dressed them up, and took photos.
She made entire scenes for these costumed birdies, including props and backdrops (many of which are quite elaborate.) I find it astounding that her birds allowed her to dress them and that they would stand still for the photos. She must have trained them well, and given them their favorite treats as a reward.Continue Reading “Mrs. Ballard’s Parrots – by Arne Svenson”