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There’s a dog in every one of these photographs. Do you see it? Based on a famous game, Andrew Knapp and his border collie Momo find a variety of places to play hide and seek. Urban areas, grassy parks, graffitied walls and rocky terrain are just some of where you can spot Momo (or at least try). Knapp and his furry friend play this ongoing game called Find Momo with the fans of their blog around the world.
Pucker up! Commercial photographer Chris Sembrot captures pet owners expressing their affection for their dogs in the form of a big, sloppy kiss. Inspired by his own unconditional love for his dog Sadie, Sembrot brought in various people and their furry companions to his studio, asking that they interact with their pet as they normally would. The result is a series of portraits that are unashamedly messy and full of warmth. Though some might find it disgusting, Sembrot sees something genuine.
“But what I see is the same crazy sweet love that happens when parents let their toddlers stick their hands in their mouths. It’s not sexy, it’s not inappropriate, it’s just love. And there’s nothing healthier than love.”
Bodega Cats In Their Own Words!!!!!
If ever there is a presence imbued with the spirit of our homes, it would be our pets. Photographer Maija Astikainen draws a portrait of the furry lords of the urban domicile in her series One-Dog Policy.
Pandas remain a recognizable symbol of China worldwide, and yet they are a conservation-reliant endangered species. Photographer Ami Vitale recently accompanied a crew from PBS and National Geographic Television to the mountainous region of Sichuan Province, China to document giant pandas that are slated to be released into the wild at the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda at Wolong.
Behold the work of South Carolina-based photographer Vincent J Musi and one of the most unusual photo sets you’re likely to run across today. As part of an April cover story forNational Geographic on “exotic” pet owners, Musi went out and photographed the owners of an animal most of us wouldn’t dare bringing into our homes: skunks.
Each year, skunk owners gather for Skunk Fest in Ohio so that they can talk to the only other people on earth who understand their choice of pet, and Musi was there to capture portraits of these owners in an on-location studio
Lifestyle photographer Grace Chon has created this adorable portrait series of her 10-month-old Chinese-Korean baby Jasper and their 7-year-old rescue dog Zoey
The “Shadow Within” explores man’s relation to the wolf and ultimately to himself.
The relation between nature and culture has played an important role in art throughout the centuries. In this photo project, I invite the viewer to contemplate nature’s raw power and purity through the figure of the wolf. Nature, which we are born with, and culture, which we learn, co-exist within us. Thus, the wolf (nature), even in its purity, exists in shadows. These shadows stand for the taboos in our society: fear, social hierarchy, aggression, sexuality and loneliness.
Like many animal lovers, photographer Sharon Lee Hart is concerned about the mistreatment, abuse, and neglect of animals. But for her book, Sanctuary: Portraits of Rescued Farm Animals, Hart decided to tell a different kind of story about animals that have seen hard times. “Folks are disturbed by images that depict abuse and torture that can occur on factory farms, and I don’t blame them. It is unbearably disturbing, but I think those types of images are essential because they inform the public about the horrors that are occurring,” Hart said via email. “I admire those that make those difficult images, but I wanted to approach this from another angle and create portraits that people don’t want to look away from.”
Un_Natural Bestiary | Andrea Alessio