Dogs in Cars by Greg Cohen Photography
Nothing says pure happiness like a dog with their face hanging out a car window, their fur blowing in the breeze.
Yet, who would have thought to capture these moments of joy on film in an effort to help the plight of rescues? Greg Cohen Photography that’s who. It’s my absolute pleasure to bring his incredible project Dogs in Cars to you today.
Dogs in Cars started because I love the feeling dogs appear to have on the road… tongue out, nose in the air, wind in the face. Complete freedom, it’s unmistakable. Worry and regret are nonexistent; dogs are wholly in the moment. It’s a place I’d like to be more often. It’s something we humans can learn from these animals.
The project began with my dog, Frankie, and the shoots were a blast. The dog, the driver and I were able to share a specific moment together, and in the end we have bold bright photographs to show for it.
As I began to produce the images, others were inspired to adopt. Understanding the high rate of euthanasia, I developed relationships with local shelters and together we began to save lives. One dog at a time.
The objective with Dogs in Cars is to publish it, showcase it in galleries and generally get it in front of as many people as possible. The goal is to raise funds and awareness for this overwhelming issue and encourage adoption. It’s an unnecessary problem and together we can make a difference.
About Greg Cohen Photography
Greg Cohen doesn’t make photographs alone. His work is motivated by sharing a moment with the subject… a person, a place, a dog. There is a humanness to his photography, connecting diverse people through their undeniable similarities; exploring the strange and familiar simultaneously. His work finds truth, humor and pathos in the experiences of his subjects and the landscapes that surround them.
Native to the east coast, Greg currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife, toddler, two cats and dog Frankie, rescued October 2008.