Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tim Flach: Top Dog


Cat lovers should avert their eyes now as this week will feature dogs in all of their awesome glory. For this post, the featured images are all taken by London-based photographer Tim Flach.

Mr. Flach is now known for his highly stylized images of domestic and wild animals. His first book on horses and their cousins entitled Equus rightly garnered him praised from all over the world. It's no surprise then that he has earned various awards and distinctions to his name.


All of the images featured in this post come from his latest book released late last year entitled Dogs Gods. As you can see from the different photos, Mr. Flach goes beyond the ordinary to show his viewers a different side to man's best friend.  Quite literally, you'll find images in the book that feature close-ups of the furry creatures, and there are even a few shots taken from underneath a glass floor.


The goal of these images is to provoke a different thought as to how people usually look at animals. With dogs in particular being one of the most familiar pets in almost all societies, it is curious to see how the species has developed into the different breeds alongside their human owners. Ultimately, Mr. Flach's curiosity of how people humanize images of dogs and animals as a whole makes for some very beautiful photographs.

 
To see more images from Tim Flach's Dogs Gods, head on over to his website. You can also find a few photos with commentaries over at the Intelligent Life Magazine website. Alternatively, you can purchase the book Dogs along with Mr. Flach's previous book Equus.



104 comments:

VersionDouble said...

that last photo of the puppies is brilliant! great post as always.

Wintermute said...

that last picture made me think of cookies and cream ice cream. Very interesting story and very nice photos.

Just Me said...

that first dog is just beautifull

The Angry Lurker said...

That wolves in the snow is beautiful.

Nutty C said...

I'm allergic to dogs AND cats, even though I love them. It's a shame, at least I can enjoy the photography ;)

Kaneda said...

Good pics, thanks for sharing :)

Latest Tech News said...

lol the long haired dog looks like a singer of the zz-top band

CandleintheDark said...

Wow these are amazing

notforeverybody said...

truly beautiful pics

Blk Jesus said...

love these pics specially the last one.

Fang said...

I love dogs, and the one wth the huskies is especially awesome <3
Gonna be a great week here 8D

Robert said...

Awh those pictures remind me of the 101 dalmatians. That was an awesome disney movie.

Bonjour Tristesse said...

Wow that first portrait is stunning, and the last one is a perfect desktop wallpaper.

Moby said...

Great pic!

Keep it up :)

D4 said...

That first dalmatian really caught my eye, so I checked the site and saw all these amazing pictures, especially the dog ones, I just love how he really grasped the "human" in them. I wasn't expecting this, awesome to find. Thanks!

Eldir said...

Dalmatians ^^

BTN Hip Hop said...

last photo is amazing, beautiful i love dogs

Shutterbug said...

This may be my favourite post, so far!! I love dogs!! :)

randomer said...

The second photo is amazing. I wonder how long he needed to camp out to catch that.

Bart said...

lol my dog makes that stupid face all the time.

Banacek said...

That Dalmatian looks like he's up to no good!

Alexandra said...

wow these are all greaT!!! ilove the first one the most!!

Jung said...

Wow these are amazing.

Leo Stahl said...

Huskies!! Downloaded... :3 Thanks for a good start to the day.

Rob said...

I am reminded of 101 dalmatians.

OatmealStout said...

I don't think I've seen dog pictures like these. Very interesting.

meandmythinkingcap said...

Me not fondie pets

DocStout said...

First and last pictures are especially good in this set.

Astronomy Pirate said...

Puppies! Thanks for sharing this great photographer's work.

Leanora's Blog said...

The last pictured was lovely, reminds me of when my cat had kittens and they would just lie on top of each other.

thenitefalls said...

The last picture reminds me of 101 dalmatians :D

Colin Biano said...

The middle right one made me feel... anger towards dogs

that one just looks stuck up

mac-and-me said...

awesome shots

DerpFiles said...

Dawww, dalmations are cute but i hear they are dicks.

Dale said...

Luckily I'm not a cat lover...I like them though. :) All these pics are so cute, especially the bottom one with the dalmation puppies. Nice pics!

-Dale

G said...

aaaawww great puppies

Justin testing said...

I am a cat person, and yet that last photo still made me go all "d'aww". Gosh-darned cute!

jblogger45 said...

nice pics :3

Major.Mack said...

love dalmatians

ed said...

dogs are great at posing

ironchefman said...

Yea, love these animal photos. I like how his website has a flash animation of a bottom-up view of dogs walking :)

R.C said...

YES I LOVE DOGS! This is going to be a great week.

Jacob said...

Lovely dog! Must have been difficult to take the photo

N4M3L3SS said...

dogs r cool, first pick is lol

Claude said...

wow that's a long coat, that must be really hard to look after!

Kanika Bishnoi said...

They are all so cute... :) I loved these sweethearts...!

Triper said...

f**#% love this picture! great dalma..

Moobeat said...

what a cool dog

T. Roger Thomas said...

These are great!

JapRoulette said...

dalmations omg!

Dale said...

the first dog so looks like it's listening

Ano said...

just brilliant!

duffboi said...

Awesome photos. I especially like the first dalmation photo!

ExoticBlogger said...

awesome series!

Trelin said...

That last shot is puppies? I thought it was a snowy mountain range.

Malkavian said...

I agree with the lurker those Wolves running in the Snow Epic.

Stare Dad said...

love this. i like the second one the best. there is something about me and snow...

Trolske said...

The second photo is my favorite. Are these wolves or huskies?

Kingmush said...

That's an amazing photo. So crisper

Discovery Underground said...

cute dog!

Jessica Thompson said...

Cute dogs!

Bill Righteous said...

Ugly dog. need a German Shepard up in there.

Anonfourtwenty said...

He's baked.

Jaccstev said...

Great post! Great pictures! The dalmatians looks adorable and that long hairy dog.. LOL :)

aikino said...

Portraits of dogs = WINNING.
I agree with who said that there should be German Sheperd around somewhere.

pixel said...

wegeman coming?

John said...

reminds me of 101 dalmatians lol.

Team Panda said...

the dalmatians look awesome, i always wanted one, but they're pretty expensive for some reason.

HiFi said...

The dog's Gods one is really awesome. He must have had precariously good weather that day to get a shot like that.

Patti D. said...

Love the yorkie! very nice pictures.

fabio_2007 said...

The dogs on the last pic look so cute.

Mo said...

nice pictures!

**Hype.Planet** said...

Sweet, I love the last photo. Good Job

Glovey said...

Great blog man! Keep up the good work!

AJ said...

The dogs in the snow are the best! I love them. I forget what they're called though.
Isn't it interesting how dogs just seem to be naturally meant for photography?
Profusely

Fred Rickerson said...

Really great shot of the dalmatian pups! SFC!

Mike said...

astonishing pictures! the dalmatians look so pure in nature, their pure/snow color beams clarity to ones soul.

Not a Troll said...

I just saved the puppies pic as my desktop. I cannot deal with how cute this is!

Rorschach Redemption said...

BRB, jumping in pile of sleeping dalmatians.

Dave said...

love Dogs. Great pics.

Forctis said...

Wow really cute!

Necroticism said...

LOVE the first one!!

Raul Pevere said...

awesome photography! thanks!

Jay Reid said...

Great series of photos, definitely.

HamBone said...

I totally agree that the dalmatian puppies are my favorite. But its a hard decision to make. they are all so crisp and clean. i love the blog and will follow daily. comment and clicking away. thanks for your comment. lets keep it going. have a wonderful day.

Lhosreiff said...

Dogs are okay, never been a huge fan, but they're okay.

HamBone said...

do you prefer to take photos of black and white subjects? cuz its amazing. color is cool for sure. but i love the b&w stuff alot. i go through periods of color and black and white. "in my drawing of course." i just wish i could photo stuff that impacted people as much as painting. your golden dude. i'll follow for evs.

Aaron M. Gipson said...

LMAO! I absolutely love that look in his eye!

The Old Master said...

That dog is so cute!

The Game Store Guy said...

Never been big into Dalmatians, but that first one is just amazing.

Laughing Vault said...

dalmatians are bautiful

Cayven said...

Amazing pictures! The last one of all the puppies is too cute! Great post again dude, thanks for sharing! :D

Nina said...

kitties kitties kitties.

Dave said...

Just love all those Puppies.

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David said...

I am a cat person, but these pictures are great. Those dalmatian puppies are adorable.

Lemmiwinks said...

nice!

Grafted said...

Lovely pics, I love dogs

Inhia said...

DAW THESE ARE SO CUTE!!!!

A Heel in Mint said...

Cute pictures!!!

xx
Heel in Mint

Joel C Anatoli said...

Nice doggies

Tasos said...

sweet pictures! The wolves and those dalmatians are fantastic!

Zezebel said...

Nice pictures you have there, :)

Swiftlys view of the world said...

Stunning as ever

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