Martin Usborne has a powerful collection of dog portraits entitled Nice to Meet You. The animals are either abandoned or aggressive or both, but they show a side of dogs that aren’t all happy and drooly, which is refreshing. Via the artist:
Each image in this series is a portrait of a dog photographed through a material or substance: a wet pane of glass, faint smoke, dense material, bleeding light. Nearly all of the dogs are abandoned, untrained, often aggressive. One is a wolf. (Every dog was carefully handled and protected in the process).canines are used here to reflect that unspoken, instinctive side of our nature. In my own experience it is dogs – along with some other animals – that have the ability to communicate certain feelings most directly even though they have no words.
William Wegman anyone? In terms of style, concepts, and the kinds of ‘models’.