Creative Boom speaks to Dylan Collard for about on his ongoing portrait series Living With Dogs. Dylan discusses his inspiration behind the project, his upcoming Kickstarter campaign to launch a large-format photo book and his decision to donate the book proceeds to dog charities.
Excerpt from Creative Boom
“Due to be put up on Kickstarter towards the end of May, Living With Dogs follows in the footsteps of Dylan’s previous photography work in that it involves shooting real people on location. In this case, the locations are dog owners’ living rooms and kitchens, who are proudly captured surrounded by their dogs.
Thanks to the clever use of lighting and composition, a sense of narrative is built around each set of dogs and their owners. The effect is to create a realistic yet curated glimpse into the everyday lives of people who share their lives with dogs. Like the advertising work that Dylan is famous for, you might not get all of the meaning immediately. Instead, his photos draw you in and ask you to tease out the hidden messages.”