Sometimes the artist sees a beauty and symmetry that passes the rest of the world by.
Photographer Cameron Bloom is one of these artists. Following a near-fatal fall which left his wife paralysed from the waist down, searching for beauty in his life would have been a formidable task. And yet, as his book Penguin Bloom shows, a wonderful, unexpected, bizarre beauty indeed prevailed.
In the form of a bird.
Penguin Bloom is their adopted magpie, you see. Joining the Bloom brood of three young boys, Cameron, and wife Sam; Penguin was nursed back to health after falling from his nest as a chick.
As Sam Bloom recovered from her accident, battling depression and her new life in a wheelchair; little Penguin battled his way back to health as well. Together, they found exactly what they needed to survive: love.
Penguin has 100k followers on his Instagram account, and it’s not hard to understand why: the pictures – taken by Cameron – need to be seen to be believed.
Kissing Oli goodbye for school @oli_bloom A photo posted by Penguin Bloom (@penguinthemagpie) on May 20, 2014 at 3:58pm PDT