As a dog photographer I want people to remember their companions at their most vivid moments. Running freely with barks of joy; shaking off the excitement; wrestling with playmates; or just go for that one so irresistible mud bath. I always liked the idea to enframe this in a natural environment where canine instincts and senses are not submerged in domestic confinement. Just a dog being able to be a dog.
Sadly, in some parts of the world many dogs do not share this luxury. It’s hard to witness these souls to become no more than a burden to progression.
But where devotion is, is hope. Headrock Dogs in Bang Saphan-Thailand, is one of the initiatives trying to make a difference, and they do it with sheer persistence and a rocking smile. Not only offering shelter to +70 dogs, co-founders Verity & Tep are daily committing to numerous projects outside Headrock as well.
I don’t feel the need to simply portrait the bleakness and horror of the forsaken dogs, I want to document the people being an exemplary beacon that inspires others and the change of fate made possible by volunteers and sponsors.
I’d like to start off with the symbolism of hands. Sometimes it’s all they need, just a pair of hands. Without care, without compassion, human hands can do different things entirely.
Co-existence starts with caring. Trauma ends with compassion.
There is plently you can do from your side. Please visit their website for more information: www.Headrockdogsrescue.org . Stay tuned to current news and updates: www.facebook.com/Headrock-Dogs-Rescue
Help is always needed.