London-based photographer Alan Schaller specializes in black-and-white photographs reflecting "the realities and diversity of the surrounding world." He dedicated his latest project to dogs, going to the streets of different cities around the world in search of images of man's best friends.
From tiny puppies to adult cops on a leash — the collection of portraits of dogs from different countries grows with each journey. Basically, the shooting process begins with the photographer trying to establish an emotional connection with the dog, get to know her better and make the "model" relax in front of the camera. If the dog walks in the company of the owner, then Alan always first asks for permission to take a picture of the pet, and only then proceeds to gain the dog's trust.
At the same time, the photographer tries not to disturb stray dogs, which are often vulnerable, sick or crippled. But in some countries, most of the dogs he met were homeless — for example, in India, where about 30 million stray animals live on the streets.
Once in the south of India, in the state of Kerala, one dog even became attached to a photographer.
During his week-long stay in this place, Schaller fed this tramp and took care of her. Every day she met the photographer outside the hotel where he was staying and followed him when he went about his business.
Schaller hopes that his photo project will attract people's attention to the problem of stray dogs and that with his pictures he will push someone to a serious act - to take a four—legged friend from a shelter who needs a real home and family, or to participate in charity, helping animals.
You will find more of the photographer's works on his social media pages. networks.