Sleeping Beauties / Shadows
Softcover 20×25 cm.
136 pages / 64 photos
Paper: Mohawk Eggshell paper 135 gr./m2.
Printed on HP Indigo press.
First batch / dummy
The photo seriesSleeping Beauties / Shadowswas made in various large cities in India between 2010 and 2017. The dogs in the series are strays, sometimes evident from their rather poor physical condition and scares. Others are in a very good condition, beautiful and healthy. All dogs have their own character. We recognise fighters, beach hippies, flirting girls, crooks, as well as fathers, mothers and their young.
The dogs are sleeping and shown stretched out flat on the ground and photographed directly from above, centred in the frame. The silhouette of the body modifies the image so that the dog seems to float above the ground, detached from the surface, an effect which is intensified by poses which suggest walking, running or standing. The photographs simultaneously describe both motion and immobility.