Metamorphosis is an ongoing project about dog grooming. Some people say that “grooming is like having a new dog”. Exploring different stages of the grooming process, I discover the multiple dogs hidden in one. Metamorphosis is a symbolic exploration of the domestication of dogs, who went from being wild animals to living with humans as pets. And as a consequence, have to follow a new set of social and hygienic rules dictated by their human owners.
The project was a finalist in the GIF category of the New York Photo Festival, 2014.
Pet Stylist: Ruben Santana.