Swinging London plays nest to the Birds of Britain once again

Documenting society’s most beautiful female movers and shakers, photographer John d Green’s seminal 1967 book, ‘Birds of Britain’, proved such a sensation that its original print run had to be multiplied by 20 times. Now the ‘birds’ are migrating to London once again…

“They were the most fabulous ‘birds’ that put Swinging London on the map,” comments John d Green of the models, singers, actresses and society girls who featured in his fiercely popular book, ‘Birds of Britain’. Photographed were such stars as Dusty Springfield, Mary Quant, Mary-Gaye Curzon and the former wife of George Harrison and Eric Clapton, Pattie Boyd. 

Though controversial, the images beautifully captured the spirit of 1960s London. Now many of the birds are returning to London in a new exhibition of Green’s iconic photographs, including a number never before seen in public. A limited-edition large-format sequel to ‘Birds of Britain’ will supplement the show and, according to Green, will star a selection of entirely new species. 

Photos: John d Green 

To find more information about the Birds of Britain exhibition, taking place from 1 October until 26 November at Snap Galleries in London, or to order a copy of the new book, please visit here.