Puppy Play is a sprawling community where participants take on the simple headspace of a K9 to escape the unrelenting gears of everyday turmoil. A hyperactive zen that aids in the switching off of higher brain function to explore the subconscious mind and its primal instincts. Puppy Play offers an escape from anxiety and a deep dive into bliss.
Sometimes, packs are formed. Chosen family with a self appointed hierarchy consisting of an Alpha, Beta(s), and an Omega.
This project began in 2016 as a vehicle for self exploration and evolved into an ongoing artistic journey. I explore the many facets of this unique community through portrait sittings and the documentation of community events.
This photograph was made in Washington DC, in 2017.