Pawtraits

I have five distinct animal personalities in my life. What they and I share is at times tenuous, though ultimately fulfilling. I struggle at times to appreciate their individual dialogues, and have found that photographing them helps me gain perspective on their own experiences. I argue that domestication is a gift and burden for the pet. We teach our animals the way of life, outlining our expectations for the relationship. What an interesting dynamic we create. So I photograph these moments, recording the mundanities of petdom, of the domestic life. Yet when I create conversation to their posturing I discover the true stories, their stories - their moments, their perspective, and the unsettling discovery that I may not be the one in control. *if you're reading this on mobile, flip your phone or tablet horizontal to read the photo captions.

Scylla. The Shitzu Pitbull. The Shit Pit.

Watson. The Australian Sheppard Puppy.

Phoebe. An Old Beagle. A Regal Beagle.

Khef. A Midnight Cat

Eva. Queen Cat.

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