We love our feathered friends here at Livingetc – but even more so when they’re photographed in all their avian glory against the most stylish of backgrounds. With their bright blues, radiant yellows and gorgeous greens, these brilliant photographs caught our interiors eye in that they bring to mind a classy paint colour card – only more fun. This is the work of talented photographer Luke Stephenson, whose aim is to document the eccentricity of the British psyche, which this, his Incomplete Dictionary Of Show Birds series, does with aplomb. As well as these beautiful birds, his portfolio includes a study of painted faces, ice cream vans and moustaches. A word of warning, though: coulrophobics should steer well clear of Luke’s Clown Egg Register pictures.

Kathy, Acting Deputy Chief Sub Editor