Most dogs are not as patient as humans. They’re not statues or works of art, but some can be if they’re trained well enough.
As the producer of the dog look book, Dogs of Hamilton, Luca Simpson finds taking photos of dogs to be quite difficult. Her challenge was to take photos of roughly 300 dogs, in varying areas and scenes. Her motivation behind the look book was to originally produce it as a class project. She has been inspired by the work ethic, as well as its comparative nature to child photography.
As a dog owner, you learn quickly that when someone sees your dog, they may not be looking as spectacular as you see them. Sometimes everyone else sees them as if sun is their spotlight, and golden crowns rest upon their ears.
You never know what your dog might look like to someone else, and that’s what Luca Simpson’s book is for. She includes photos of her own dog, ones from her community, and even requested photos at random encounters.
She noticed that owners would try and dress their dogs up more, and some who couldn’t were disappointed in their current state. Simpson even snagged a few police dogs, but found them just as difficult because of their tireless work ethic. Dogs of Hamilton will be released this July, and Simpson plans on hosting a dog friendly launch party in a park.