Shadow Photos of Dogs Reveal Their ‘Primal Nature’

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Thomas Roma spent three years taking photos at a dog park in Brooklyn, New York. “Their shadows, I felt, revealed a wilder side of their nature,” the 64-year-old photographer said.

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The images were taken at Dyker Beach Park. Roma mounted a camera to the end of a pole, raising it up to 7 feet to take photographs of the dogs and their shadows.

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“There was something about the primal nature of the shadows of these little lovable pets of ours. … They immediately struck me as something like cave drawings,” Roma said.

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“What was interesting to me is I was essentially photographing the ground,” Roma said. “I would find interesting patches of ground and call the dogs over or follow them and get picture of what was actually there.”

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Roma stopped photographing the dogs last year when the city renovated the park.

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“The pleasure of it was learning new skills after all these years being a photographer,” he said. “And the dogs are just running around like maniacs. That’s what’s so great about it.”

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Roma started photographing the dogs in 2011.

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At Dyker Beach Park, located in the southwest corner of Brooklyn near the Verrazano Bridge, dogs can play off-leash.

Via CNN

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