The Musgrove Gallery

Feathers and Hills

22nd April – 17th September 2024

Ben Pulletz started his website Feathers & Hills in 2020 to showcase his nature photography, he was just 17 years old. With a love of nature and the outdoors he explored the countryside and local woodlands always looking for an unusual shot. He launched his website with a selection of cards and prints alongside a nature calendar. In 2021 he won his first international award as Category winner in Siena International Awards.

Lockdown made things come to a standstill, Ben focused on the birds and wildlife in his back garden, building a rich portfolio of images. Not being able to drive: “I used to drag family members out of bed early to drop me down to the Somerset levels to photograph the wildlife there. Luckily the Kingfisher turned up the day I went there!”

Setting up bird feeders he took photos from his bedroom window, watching birds at certain times of the day noting what and when was frequenting the same spots: “the local wren would sing on our fence every evening at sunset”.

Ben travels across the county taking photographs as well as supplying over 20 stockists in the South West including a collaboration with the Co-op and the RSPB on a collection of co-branded greeting cards. Ben has recently exhibited with the National Trust at Montacute House and Lytes Cary Manor.