It’s not often you see a creative project that allows animals to speak up with a distinctly human voice (at least not outside of Disney’s Lady and the Tramp), but that’s exactly what Martin Usborne’s most recent series, Nice to Meet You, looks to do.
Leading on from his previous pet-centric project The Silence of Dogs in Cars, Martin uses captions to match sentiments of angst and false contentment with images of the pooches photographed through various translucent surfaces – a shield of hazy smoke, a pane of steamed up glass and a sheet of gauzy fabric all included. The uncertainty of the beautiful images juxtaposed with their textual counterparts gives these beautiful photographs an undertone of suffering in silence.
And Martin’s dedication to the plight of animals isn’t limited to photographing his favourite canines; he is 256 days into his year-long pledge to save as many animals as possible; domestic, farm, fish, birds, wild/scary and weird/unknown all included. You can read his manifesto and track his progress here.
- Podcast company Gimlet’s new identity by GrandArmy is designed not to be too “slick”
- Utopia and dystopia collide in Bysanz Baisen Zhou’s other-worldly creations
- Who are the people with the power to design the system we live in? Digital artist Peter Burr investigates
- Design studio de_form on its exhibition identity for Erik Kessels’ latest show
- Traditional fashion photography, fine art and 3D renders combine in Olya Oleinic's portfolio
- Cabeza Patata on finding the right way to represent the diversity of the world around us
- Led By Donkeys is crowdfunding £50,000 for “honest” No Deal Brexit ad campaign
- Taschen’s recent release celebrates “the greatest cat photographer of the 20th Century”
- Introducing the It’s Nice That Graduates of 2019!
- Suzy Chan’s portfolio boasts original graphic design, animation, typography and so much more
- A logo costs $1200 in 2019, according to Folyo’s graphic design pricing list
- Juuso Westerlund’s tender photographs of his sons capture the essence of childhood