How cute are these puppies! Photographer Emily Shur created this spring story for the current issue of Paper Magazine. Hilarious! Without ever showing a model’s face, Shur constructs a powerful fashion series with her use of a consistently stark background, simple lighting, and of course, cute animals.
Viewers are drawn in by the classic puppy dog eyes, and then linger to explore the fashion trends. I love how each dog has a unique personality that somewhat matches each style. Some dogs appear incredibly tense and inquisitive with a, “What the heck is going on?” expression. Others, like Willie the bulldog, seem to be perfectly relaxed and content with the situation.
What a fun shoot to produce! Shur says, “A lot of these dogs belong to friends. Some I found via friends. All in all it was such a funny day and shoot. I loved it… even when one dog, who will remain unnamed, peed on my softbox.”