Something only people who walk their dogs in residential areas know is just how many other dogs are lurking behind the fenced-in front and backyards of their neighbor's homes. The scent and sound of other dogs passing by inevitably incites reactions varying on curiosity, anger, or a desire for connection, especially for dogs who've been left alone outside all day.
In the suburban Spanish town of Torrelodones, there are tons of dogs who spend at least parts of their days hanging out in the front yard, and because many of their homes are bordered by metal gates or wood fences, you would never know it... that is, until you walk by with your dog and suddenly they rise to attention.
In the Summer of 2015, I started trying to document the dogs who'd peer over or under or through these fences when my dog and I walked by their homes on our daily excursions. I brought my camera and lenses whenever possible and scoured the various pockets of my town for canine subjects. At times this meant I'd be walking with my one-year-old son in a big-wheeled stroller, my 70 lb., 3-legged lab/golden mix Lula, and my camera with a heavy beast of a 70-200 2.8 lens attached.
Though this project is one I plan on continuing, I'm ready to present my work up until now. It's called, simply, "Dogs Behind Fences."
All photos were shot on my Canon 6D, with either a 24-70 f2.8, a 70-200 f2.8 or a 35mm f1.4 lens, and edited in Lightroom.
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