Photographer Martin Usborne shot a series of photographs of dogs patiently waiting in cars for their owners for his project “MUTE: the silence of dogs in cars“. He managed to capture their longing expressions quite well.
Regarding the project, Usborne writes,
The camera is the perfect tool for capturing a sense of silence and longing: the shutter freezes the subject for ever and two layers of glass are placed between the viewer and the viewed: the glass of the lens, the glass of the picture frame and, in this instance, the glass of the car window further isolates the animal. The dog is truly trapped.
When I started this project I knew the photos would be dark. What I didn’t expect was to see so many subtle reactions by the dogs: some sad, some expectant, some angry, some dejected. It was as if upon opening up a box of grey-coloured pencils I was surprised to see so many shades inside.
To see more photographs from this series, visit Usborne’s website here.
Image credits: Photographs by Martin Usborne and used with permission