We are back to business

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After a little holiday, we are back with a bang – a hilarious one:

From her series “Wet Dog” – a fantastic set of dog portraits by photographer Sophie Gamand of Striking Paws. Words from her website:

Wet Dog is a series of portraits of dogs caught mid-bath, by photographer Sophie Gamand. The way the water plays with their hair in a very painterly manner, and their facial expressions as the water is poured on them creates striking portraits. The dogs are caught at a vulnerable moment, half a second before they shake the water off their fur. The series was done in collaboration with groomer and pet stylist Ruben Santana. Beside the esthetic aspect of grooming, it is also a necessary routine for dogs and helps prevent diseases and infection.
Through her photography, Sophie Gamand explores the complex relationship between dogs and humans. She also wishes to challenge that bond: how far do we take our relationship to our pets? How much are dogs willing to accept to maintain this bond? There is a lot of co-dependance in the dog/human dynamic. With her work, Sophie Gamand wants others to see dogs for what they are: more than just animals. They are life companions. When she photographs dogs, she looks for the human in them: an expression, the life in their eyes, a smile. It’s almost as if humans and dogs are morphing into one-another. It’s more than just anthropomorphism though. Sophie doesn’t try to attribute human qualities to dogs. She tries to capture the ones that she believes are already there.

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Happy Valentine

Travis and Gus - two German shorthaired pointers - are the furry duo in this shoot by Canadian photographer Steph McCombie (2) Travis and Gus - two German shorthaired pointers - are the furry duo in this shoot by Canadian photographer Steph McCombie (3) Travis and Gus - two German shorthaired pointers - are the furry duo in this shoot by Canadian photographer Steph McCombie (4) Travis and Gus - two German shorthaired pointers - are the furry duo in this shoot by Canadian photographer Steph McCombie (5) Travis and Gus - two German shorthaired pointers - are the furry duo in this shoot by Canadian photographer Steph McCombie (1)

Travis and Gus – two German short haired pointers – are the furry duo in this shoot by Canadian photographer Steph McCombie / follow them on instagram @ifitwags

You have a choice!

 / photograph from the series 'Head on Top' by German photographer Thorsten Schmidtkord

THEME WEEK #01 !

Trying something a little bit different, next week, each post on Hovercraftdoggy will be inspired or revolve around a certain theme – which you get to pick below!

Leave a comment to cast your vote for one of the following 5 themes. The one with the most number of votes cast here and on our social media sites, will be the theme for the coming week, beginning on monday…Starting with some easy ones:

1 – Portrait

2 – Black and White

3 – Reflection

4 – Small Things

5 – Animal Kingdom

..let’s hear it people.. :)

 

/ photograph from the series ‘Head on Top’ by German photographer Thorsten Schmidtkord

We hide

Self Portraits of a different kind - innovative and fun images of French photographer Olivier M. hiding behind trees and other objects (with a bit of digital help). See more of his work on flickr. Self Portraits of a different kind - innovative and fun images of French photographer Olivier M. hiding behind trees and other objects (with a bit of digital help). See more of his work on flickr. OSelf Portraits of a different kind - innovative and fun images of French photographer Olivier M. hiding behind trees and other objects (with a bit of digital help). See more of his work on flickr. Self Portraits of a different kind - innovative and fun images of French photographer Olivier M. hiding behind trees and other objects (with a bit of digital help). See more of his work on flickr.Self Portraits of a different kind - innovative and fun images of French photographer Olivier M. hiding behind trees and other objects (with a bit of digital help). See more of his work on flickr. Self Portraits of a different kind - innovative and fun images of French photographer Olivier M. hiding behind trees and other objects (with a bit of digital help). See more of his work on flickr. Self Portraits of a different kind - innovative and fun images of French photographer Olivier M. hiding behind trees and other objects (with a bit of digital help). See more of his work on flickr. Self Portraits of a different kind - innovative and fun images of French photographer Olivier M. hiding behind trees and other objects (with a bit of digital help). See more of his work on flickr. Self Portraits of a different kind - innovative and fun images of French photographer Olivier M. hiding behind trees and other objects (with a bit of digital help). See more of his work on flickr. Self Portraits of a different kind - innovative and fun images of French photographer Olivier M. hiding behind trees and other objects (with a bit of digital help). See more of his work on flickr.

Self Portraits of a different kind – innovative and fun images of French photographer Olivier M. hiding behind trees and other objects (with a bit of digital help). See more of his work on flickr.

 

 

We have a lot to do

In his series 'Totems' set in Shanghai, China french photographer Alain Delorme pays homage to the underdog heroes of the city, migrant bicycle workers lugging around heaps of cargo to keep the ever-expanding city afloat. Delorme turns this real injustice into a surreal circus whereby he digitally alters his photos to better convey his message about the wealth disparity in China.  Hereby the migrants' loads have been digitally retouched and purposefully exaggerated to draw attention to the symbolism within Delorme's work. In addition, the photographer uses candy-coated hues to veer away from reality. In his series 'Totems' set in Shanghai, China french photographer Alain Delorme pays homage to the underdog heroes of the city, migrant bicycle workers lugging around heaps of cargo to keep the ever-expanding city afloat. Delorme turns this real injustice into a surreal circus whereby he digitally alters his photos to better convey his message about the wealth disparity in China.  Hereby the migrants' loads have been digitally retouched and purposefully exaggerated to draw attention to the symbolism within Delorme's work. In addition, the photographer uses candy-coated hues to veer away from reality. In his series 'Totems' set in Shanghai, China french photographer Alain Delorme pays homage to the underdog heroes of the city, migrant bicycle workers lugging around heaps of cargo to keep the ever-expanding city afloat. Delorme turns this real injustice into a surreal circus whereby he digitally alters his photos to better convey his message about the wealth disparity in China.  Hereby the migrants' loads have been digitally retouched and purposefully exaggerated to draw attention to the symbolism within Delorme's work. In addition, the photographer uses candy-coated hues to veer away from reality.In his series 'Totems' set in Shanghai, China french photographer Alain Delorme pays homage to the underdog heroes of the city, migrant bicycle workers lugging around heaps of cargo to keep the ever-expanding city afloat. Delorme turns this real injustice into a surreal circus whereby he digitally alters his photos to better convey his message about the wealth disparity in China.  Hereby the migrants' loads have been digitally retouched and purposefully exaggerated to draw attention to the symbolism within Delorme's work. In addition, the photographer uses candy-coated hues to veer away from reality. In his series 'Totems' set in Shanghai, China french photographer Alain Delorme pays homage to the underdog heroes of the city, migrant bicycle workers lugging around heaps of cargo to keep the ever-expanding city afloat. Delorme turns this real injustice into a surreal circus whereby he digitally alters his photos to better convey his message about the wealth disparity in China.  Hereby the migrants' loads have been digitally retouched and purposefully exaggerated to draw attention to the symbolism within Delorme's work. In addition, the photographer uses candy-coated hues to veer away from reality. In his series 'Totems' set in Shanghai, China french photographer Alain Delorme pays homage to the underdog heroes of the city, migrant bicycle workers lugging around heaps of cargo to keep the ever-expanding city afloat. Delorme turns this real injustice into a surreal circus whereby he digitally alters his photos to better convey his message about the wealth disparity in China.  Hereby the migrants' loads have been digitally retouched and purposefully exaggerated to draw attention to the symbolism within Delorme's work. In addition, the photographer uses candy-coated hues to veer away from reality.

In his series ‘Totems’ set in Shanghai, China French photographer Alain Delorme pays homage to the underdog heroes of the city, migrant bicycle workers lugging around heaps of cargo to keep the ever-expanding city afloat. Delorme turns this real injustice into a surreal circus whereby he digitally alters his photos to better convey his message about the wealth disparity in China.

Hereby the migrants’ loads have been digitally retouched and purposefully exaggerated to draw attention to the symbolism within Delorme’s work. In addition, the photographer uses candy-coated hues to veer away from reality.

Toy Story

The REAL Toy Story  Michael Wolf (2) The REAL Toy Story  Michael Wolf (3) The REAL Toy Story  Michael Wolf (4) The REAL Toy Story  Michael Wolf (5) The REAL Toy Story  Michael Wolf (6) The REAL Toy Story  Michael Wolf (7) The REAL Toy Story  Michael Wolf (8) The REAL Toy Story  Michael Wolf (9) In his series 'The Real Toy Story' photographer Michael Wolf captures the truth behind made in China stickers. The series exposes the viewer to row after row of anonymous faces, but it's effective enough just to see that there are actual people behind the knickknacks rather than a succession of robotic machines.Interspersed within the wide shots of the factory are intimate portraits of laborers, giving even more of a human feel to the series. Though Wolf's project is, at times, depressing, especially when you think about all the hard work these people put into their livelihood everyday without much acknowledgement, it is also eye-opening and insightful. It is through the photographer's journalistic eye and his decision to share their faces and work environment that they are finally given some much deserved recognition.michaelwolftherealtoystory16 michaelwolftherealtoystory15 michaelwolftherealtoystory13 michaelwolftherealtoystory8 michaelwolftherealtoystory4 michaelwolftherealtoystory5 michaelwolftherealtoystory6

In his series ‘The Real Toy Story’ photographer Michael Wolf captures the truth behind made in China stickers. The series exposes the viewer to row after row of anonymous faces, but it’s effective enough just to see that there are actual people behind the knickknacks rather than a succession of robotic machines. Interspersed within the wide shots of the factory are intimate portraits of laborers, giving even more of a human feel to the series. Though Wolf’s project is, at times, depressing, especially when you think about all the hard work these people put into their livelihood everyday without much acknowledgement, it is also eye-opening and insightful. It is through the photographer’s journalistic eye and his decision to share their faces and work environment that they are finally given some much deserved recognition. (text by my modern met)

We do our own thing

Before They Pass Away by Jimmy Nelson Portraits of secluded tribes from around the world whose cultures are at risk of fading away (2) Before They Pass Away by Jimmy Nelson Portraits of secluded tribes from around the world whose cultures are at risk of fading away (3) Before They Pass Away by Jimmy Nelson Portraits of secluded tribes from around the world whose cultures are at risk of fading away (4) Before They Pass Away by Jimmy Nelson Portraits of secluded tribes from around the world whose cultures are at risk of fading away (1)Jimmy-Nelson-Before-They-Pass-Away-The-Nenets-Yellowtrace-01 Jimmy-Nelson-Before-They-Pass-Away-The-Kazakhs-Yellowtrace-02 Jimmy-Nelson-Before-They-Pass-Away-Rabari-Tribe-Yellowtrace-02 Jimmy-Nelson-Before-They-Pass-Away-Drokpa-Tribe-Yellowtrace-01 Jimmy-Nelson-Before-They-Pass-Away-Asaro-Tribe-Yellowtrace-01 Jimmy-Nelson-Before-They-Pass-Away-Kalam-Tribe-Yellowtrace-02 Jimmy-Nelson-Before-They-Pass-Away-Maasai-Tribe-Yellowtrace-01

In his series ‘Before They Pass Away’ photographer Jimmy Nelson created these beautiful and powerful portraits of secluded tribes from around the world whose cultures are at risk of fading away.