Beautiful, Pensive Photos of Dogs

Art that anthropomorphizes animals is nothing new, but British photographer Martin Usborne puts an interesting spin on the idea, using photographs of animals to explore very human emotions. Flavorwire featured Usborne’s photos of dogs in cars back in 2010, and his new project I’m Fine explores similar territory — as per the artist’s own statement, “canines are used … to reflect that unspoken, instinctive side of our nature. In my own experience it is dogs… that have the ability to communicate certain feelings most directly even though they have no words.” Check out a selection of images from I’m Fine after the jump, and see more of Usborne’s work at his website.

Photo credit: Martin Usborne
Photo credit: Martin Usborne