Photography: Leashes & Longing
Photographs by Erik Carter
My favorite photography blog, Behold, is featuring a series of pictures taken by New York-based fashion photographer Erik Carter. The series is called Leashes & Longing, and here’s how it came about:
When Erik Carter moved to New York from Dallas in 2010 he noticed pretty quickly that things were a bit different out east. It wasn’t only the obvious things like weather or attitude; most people in Dallas don’t tie their dogs up outside. “Everyone has a dog in their arms or in their car,” Carter said about Dallas. “No one ties them up outside, it’s almost like having a horse tied up while you’re in the saloon.” Carter, whose photography career is built primarily around shooting men’s fashion, often has his camera with him when he leaves the studio and used it to begin photographing the tied up canines for an ongoing series “Leashes & Longing.” The title of the series speaks to the emotion Carter said he tries to read on the dogs’ faces, sometimes anxious or said or simply a look of resignation.
To read more about Carter and his work visit his website.
Here are some of the pictures from the series.
My Homage to Carter’s Work, After the Jump