The series began as a spin-off of some photo-session bloopers, but has since become an intentional–and hilarious– collection of portraits. Ty explains:
I was shooting a project for another client and when running through the images pulling an edit I found myself stopping and laughing at all these dogs and their expressions while licking in studio. These images weren’t intentional but just ‘bloopers’. It was then that I thought, ‘these would make a great book!’. We had a few dogs left to photograph for the client so at the end of each session we made sure we shot some intentional images of the dogs licking. We’ve been working on this project since March, it’s been a side project more or less for the better part of the year and we are about half way done retouching the images. There are hopes of creating a book, possibly self publishing with the help from a Kickstarter campaign.
Check out more of Ty’s dog-themed portfolio right here.