Since I was about 11, I’ve had a black dog. First it was the one of two family dogs named Sam, a black lab. Then it was my own dog, Murphy, a black lab mix who I picked up at the SPCA. Murphy, is currently living with a great family with the last name Murphy of all things. It was hard to leave Murphy behind for six months, but he is in loving hands, and I know that I’ll return to see him again. However, when I heard there was another black dog named Davy, a Black Lab/Great Dane mix, here at the home, I got really excited.
You see, I love dogs, and I love photography. A few years ago, I noticed how Murphy’s black coat just shines when the light hits it. Since then, I’ve wanted to produce a series of abstract black and white photographs of a dog’s shiny black coat. Since Davy is here, I figured I’d shoot some photos of her sleeping in a dark leather chair. So, here are four photographs I shot the other night.