Living With Dogs is a project exploring people’s domestic relationship with all kinds of dogs – pet dogs, assistance dogs, sports dogs, rescue dogs and working dogs. Through photographs taken over the last 18 months, the project looks at how we share our homes, sofas, living rooms and lives with our canine friends. Living With Dogs is about love, family, support, connection, belonging and home.
The theme common to all of the pictures is companionship. In the detail in each room, in the gaze between dog and owner, in the touch of a hand, the pictures on the walls, in the resting of a head and the leaning on a leg. Living With Dogs presents vignettes of the human/canine relationship in the context, privacy, and sanctity of the sitter’s home.
Living With Dogs is born from a long-held idea that one day I should combine my two passions, photography and dogs. I’ve been working as a commercial photographer for nearly 20 years and for the last 12, dogs have been a big part of my life.