Photographer Alícia Rius took on the latest project to shoot portraits of dogs and their possessions. She is calling it: “A Dog’s Life”. She hopes to give a window view into “the kind of life they live”.
Dogs also form attachments to their possessions which can give us a deeper understanding of their identity. These items shape their daily routine. The items they carry, keep, and even eat allow us to see into their hearts and minds.
It shows us what they are most proud or happy and even vulnerable about. By capturing the objects that mean the most to them, it opens the viewer’s heart because a dog’s life is fully exposed in one moment.
Alícia has given her verdict of the six dogs with the strongest themes and here they are:
1/6 A dog’s life: The neurotic
The name is Bear. A 4.5-year-old English Bulldog. With all the chewed toys.
2/6: The Senior
Name is Magda. A 14-year-old Cocker Spaniel Dachshund mix. She spends most of her days in hospitals and getting medicated.
3/6 A dog’s life: The Best in Show
Name is Zig. A 14-year-old Afghan Hound. She lives the life of a beauty pageant.
4/6: The Princess
Lola Rose. A 1.3-year-old Maltese Shih Tzu mix. Living in a pink world, she has to have the most extravagant things.
5/6 A Dog’s life: The Stray Dog
This 8-year-old Shar Pei-Pitbull mix with the name of Marmaduke is up for adoption. He lives in the streets and survives off what he can find.
6/6: The Athlete Dog
His name is Knuckles. A 7-year-old Australian Shepherd. He is just obsessed with fetching anything and everything.
It has taken 3.5 months for the project to go from start to finish. 2.5 months of those months were conceptualizing and planning. 3 days were for production and shooting. And then 3 weeks of retouching and editing.
If you would like to see more of Alícia’s photography work, you can follow her on her website, Instagram and Facebook.
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