Villager Jim’s Garden Wildlife
Thank you to White Owl books for sending me this book to review!
Villager Jim’s Garden Wildlife is a photography book that captures a very British country garden and its regular inhabitants. So regular, that many of the birds are named. While the subjects are ordinary, the pictures are anything but. The pictures are beautiful and very inspiring. Especially, for some of us amateur photographers that feel we run out of subjects. While this is obviously not the average backyard, it truly inspires to dig deeper into into my own garden and perhaps work on my patients rather that constantly migrating for new places to photograph.
Birds, bees, and a whole host of other flora and fauna that share Villager Jim’s garden in the tiny Peak District village of Foolow, are featured in this stunning book of photographs. Bobbin Robin is just one of the regular visitors to the garden; she and her friends have a huge social media audience, with tens of thousands of viewers. Open up the book to see the daily goings on of these wildlife friends in some of Jim’s very best pictures taken in this beautiful setting. They illustrate the close relationship Jim has formed with some of the regular wildlife visitors to his garden. His quirky captions capture the mood and spontaneous character of each individual shot and are an essential element of what makes Villager Jim’s pictures so special.