If ever there is a presence imbued with the spirit of our homes, it would be our pets. Photographer Maija Astikainen draws a portrait of the furry lords of the urban domicile in her series One-Dog Policy. The ongoing project was shot in multiple homes in Helsinki, Finland and Madrid, Spain, capturing with lounging decadence and suspicious curiosity the true masters of city apartments and high rises. Fascinated with the spaces and personalities of these animals, Astikainen attempts to find the human qualities pets possess in living as the only four-legged creature in their home.
Jason Krygier-Baum grew up in Toronto, where he currently resides with Sebastian, his golden retriever. His love of photography was a natural progression from his lifelong love of art and his education in psychology and animal behaviour. The focus and style of Jason’s photographic works have been influenced by his desire to explore the personal connections that arise between him and his subjects, both human and animal. Jason’s highly acclaimed images have been displayed across Toronto and featured in many publications. Jason KB Animal Photography is the partnership of photographer Jason Krygier-Baum and studio manager (and animal handler!) Angus McAuslan. Jason and Angus work together to create dynamic and stunning photographic works of art that proudly hang in the homes of their discerning clients. Here are some of our favorite photos from his portfolio…