I have wanted a dog all my life and my 4 year old Cockpoo has certainly changed my life for the better. I have made many new dog walking friends and this series questions the notion that dogs look like their owners. This was put to the test by a psychologist at the University of California by photographing dogs and their owners separately and asking a group to match the two which they did with reasonable accuracy. However maybe it’s just the fact some dogs seem to appeal more if there is a resemblance to a family member. Whatever this series also celebrates the special bond between owners and their dogs.
Nigel Maudsley is a Brighton based free-lance photographer and artist whose work explores representations of sexuality, the body and identity. He work across many genres such as portraiture, landscape and short experimental films. Until July 2008 he worked for London Metropolitan University as the Post Graduate Coordinator and wrote an MA in Photography. His experimental film ‘Chance Encounter‘ used photographs within a 3D environment and was screened at 12 international film festivals.