Jordanian-born and now residing in The Netherlands, photographer Rob Bahou’s latest project is sure to catch the eyes and hearts of pet lovers everywhere. The intimate photos of cats and dogs are part of a project leading up to the release of a book.
On his website, Rob says that the thing he enjoys most about photographing animals is that it is easy to accurately capture their emotions.
“I don’t think that animals understand what a camera is, so when they look into a lens, they are not conscious of their appearance. As a result, they don’t adjust their expression, posture or body language, they just are what they are. With this formula, we are left with all the elements of a posed portrait, without the fundamental posed nature.”
The project includes portraits of dogs and cats across a huge range of breeds, reminding us how diverse they are. Here are a few more of our favourites from the collection.
If you want to see more of Rob’s photography or if you are interested in finding out more about the future book, visit robbahou.com.
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