The common cuckoo, native to Europe, had long served as a natural marker of time, a welcome harbinger of Spring whose familiar calls denoted the coming of the new season and warmer weather. Writing eloquently on the cuckoo in his 1849 book Natural History: Birds, English naturalist Philip Henry Gosse described the joy felt upon hearing the first coos of the season. Photographed for Maize – H Farm a new issue about the invention of modern time. Together with the help of Davide Mottes and Anna Marta Azzolini who art directed it.
Thank you Kosmos and Università di Pavia.