Un­der dogs

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - NEWS - DANIELLE LE MESSURIER

So what would your pet look like pho­tographed from un­der­neath a glass ta­ble

JUST when we thought we’d seen ev­ery side of our ca­nine com­pan­ions, a pho­tog­ra­pher has cap­tured a se­ries of pic­tures that re­ally raise the ruff.

In an un­usual se­ries ti­tled “Un­der­dogs”, Lithua­nian pho­tog­ra­pher An­drius Burba, 25, po­si­tioned obe­di­ent woofers on glass tables and snapped them from un­der­neath. But un­leash­ing his cre­ativ­ity dur­ing the photo shoot proved chal­leng­ing at times when some of the mod­els got cam­era-shy.

“While some dogs were play­ful on the ground they have com­pletely changed on the glass and stood still like a rock,” he told Bored Panda.

“Oth­ers weren’t afraid of stand­ing above which was easy to work with.”

From big borks to cute pup­peri­nos, the sub­jects range from a Thai Ridge­back to a White Shep­herd, in­clud­ing breeds like Saluki, Basenji and Pomera­nian. Mr Burba spent more than two years bring­ing the col­lec­tion to­gether.

Some of dogs are pho­tographed in odd an­gles as they move around the ta­ble while oth­ers peer be­neath the glass quizzi­cally.

A spe­cially man­u­fac­tured glass ta­ble en­abled Mr Burba to pho­to­graph larger dogs and get a unique per­spec­tive.

“I learned two main things from these photo shoots,” he said.

“First, cats think they are gods since peo­ple feed, love and give them homes. Sec­ondly, dogs see hu­mans as a god as they feed, love and give them homes.” The Un­der-dogs se­ries also co­in­cides with the re­lease of a book that was

pub­lished of Mr Burba’s project.

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