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Dogs in Cars

An Eerie Collection of Photographs

An Eerie Collection of Photographs

I saw it on the CBS News website. It was a slideshow of photographs of dogs sitting in cars. The photographs are the work of Martin Usborne which were published in a book called The Silence of Dogs in Cars. According to the CBS website, which I recommend you visit:

Fine art photographer Martin Usborne has a unique vision of man’s best friend. His book The Silence of Dogs in Cars is a entrancingly intense emotional study based on his memory of being once once left in a car as a child. “I don’t know when or where or for how long, possibly at the age of four, perhaps outside a supermarket, probably for fifteen minutes only. The details don’t matter. The point is that I wondered if anyone would come back. The fear I felt was strong: in a child’s mind it is possible to be alone forever.”

That deep-seated fear and his affinity for dogs led to his often dark series of images where very often the canines look sad or bereft, gazing forlornly through car windows, but really show a range of emotions … not unlike humans. The cinematic photos reinforce the connection between people and dogs.

The name of the dog in the above photo is Buzz. This is my favorite photo of the lot.

3 thoughts on “Dogs in Cars

  1. dogs in cars see me they bark I don;t drive so I;m not important to them. no rides. I was left repeatedly in supermarket lots when I was 9or so and my mother was havin a love affair with an old friend when my father was in the canadian navy. in canada. we were in carmel with our grandmother. the wait was longer than 15 minutes. (laughs)

  2. In Tucson, when we sees a child or a pet left in a car in a parking lot, we call the police and hope we aren’t too late.

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