In 2010, London-based photographer Martin Usborne shot poignant images of dogs in cars as a personal project. Those images are now being made into a book about Dogs In Cars. He recently began a fundraising campaign on Kickstarter to cover the book’s publishing costs.
The images in this series explore that feeling, both in relation to myself and to animals in general. The camera is the perfect tool for capturing a sense of silence and longing: the shutter freezes the subject for ever and two layers of glass are placed between the viewer and the viewed: the glass of the lens, the glass of the picture frame and, in this instance, the glass of the car window further isolates the animal. The dog is truly trapped.
photos by Martin Usborne