‘Doggers of Portsea’ is a photography project and census of dogs and their owners on Portsea Island by Josh Knill. Josh intends to document as many dogs and owners as possible to create a visual record of dog ownership on the island.
‘I am a dog lover and own two dogs myself (Lola a yorkie/spaniel cross and Margot a miniature dachshund) whilst out walking with them I would often wonder what draws people to own a certain breed? How did they choose the dog’s name? The photographic study will culminate in an exhibition of the images, alongside info graphics showing most popular breeds, names, location and owners age. Perhaps a correlation or pattern will emerge? A book will also be published containing the portraits and information.’
If you and your furry friend are interested in taking part in the project and having your portrait shot for free by Josh you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or you may happen upon him whilst walking your canine companion.
For more information on Josh and to see more of his work you can visit joshknill.com