At The Vet (2010-2012)

This is the project that fueled my obsession for dog photography. In 2010, having moved to New York, I pushed the door of a veterinary clinic. Sebastian, the blue-eyed dog, peeked from behind a wall. He looked worried, out-of-place. I snapped a photo of him and started wondering: are animals meant to live a city lifestyle? What are the consequences for them? To which extents do humans go to fit their pets in their urban lifestyle?

During the two years I spent on this series, I met dogs who were taking anti-depressants, diabetic cats, owners who spent tens of thousands of dollars on surgeries or cancer treatments. The photos explore the place pets occupy at the clinic and how they try to fit in a stressful and unnatural environment.