East London-based artist Martin Usborne’s has turned a childhood memory of waiting in a car whilst outside a supermarket into a series of photographs that focus on the ever-curious relationship between humans and man’s best friend, the dog. The series, entitled ‘The Silence of Dogs in Cars’ showing now at The Little Black Gallery in London until 27 March captures the expressive fear of being alone and unheard through the eyes of canines.

 

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The set of shots – which were awarded Best in Show in the Creative Review Photography Annual 2012 – is dark, compelling and at times dare I say funny, Usborne and his doggy stars brilliantly capture muteness, dejectedness, longing, trepidation, anger and sadness.
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Martin Usborne’s The Silence of Dogs in Cars is at The Little Black Gallery until 27 April 2013.