Sunday, February 12, 2006

More dogs ... and their owners

One of the (very few) pleasures of travelling on the Underground recently has been seeing this photograph in poster form on station platforms. It is one of ten portraits by photographer Suki Dhanda, who was commissioned by Transport for London Platform for Art and the Photographers Gallery to take a series of photographs of dogs and their owners in celebration of the Chinese Year of the Dog.

Asher, Cassie, Harlem and Blaze (c) Suki Dhanda. Click on link for larger photo.
Transport for London - Platform for Art
The Year of the Dog

Members of the general public have also been invited to send in photographs of themselves with their canine friends. Browsing through the submissions I was struck by the faces and the body language of the humans in the pictures - smiling, relaxed, peaceful. Our pets seem to allow us to lighten up, to play.

All in all, a treat.


Blogger rdl said...

Our pets seem to allow us to lighten up, to play.

Definitely! Our dog had us in hysterics today. I guess that makes up for the havoc they wreck.

12:24 am  
Blogger MB said...

And they give us unconditional love. What more could we ask!?

4:20 am  
Blogger herhimnbryn said...

My dog constantly amazes me and has become my shadow. And yes, he helps me relax.
The image you have posted really typifies this doesn't it/

9:36 am  
Blogger Jean said...

très belle photo !
Ici, les animaux font partie de la famille !
On est souvent déçu par les humains , on ne l'est jamais par les animaux !

12:01 pm  
Anonymous Apples said...

Great photos! Thanks for sharing:)

1:17 pm  
Blogger Sonia said...

Love those photos from dogs and Mom and Dads...

Thank you so much for your nice compliment, Mary! I love films and I miss so much a big city because here where I live in it's difficult to see a good film.

2:32 pm  
Blogger herhimnbryn said...

glad you liked the list! yes Jarrah is Australian wood. it's a deep red/brown.

9:22 pm  
Blogger Gemma Grace said...

Well, Mary, we have a new puppy! She is radiantly joyful and energetic and I love her right down to her sharp little puppy-dog teeth.

6:26 am  
Blogger Mary said...

Ah dogs ... thanks for all your comments.

And Gemma Grace: congratulations on the new arrival!

7:49 am  

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