So this Friday…I decided make Friday’s Fido Film about photography instead of informative/often-adorable dog videos. (Remember?) If you haven’t already seen them, these gorgeous surreal photographs are by Sarolta Bán. Bán is an artist from Budapest who manipulates pictures to create images that are…stunning? fantastical?…really the only word to describe them is surreal.
In an quest to ensure shelter animals be seen – she created a collection featuring homeless animals. I love them.
Not only are the pictures incredible…they convey a sense of wonder rather than one of pity. (I feel like some rescue organizations post pictures that are heartbreaking and pitiful – not pictures that encourage people to adopt.) To me (and that’s the beauty of art…isn’t it?…you might feel differently), the images remind me that we will never know the world through a dog’s eyes…that they each have their own personality…that they dream.
Whether you appreciate them for simply their aesthetic or for the greater animal cause they are trying to shed light on, there is no doubt that these pictures are incredible.