I’ve always been interested in the juxtaposition of naturally occurring geometric shapes and those made by humans. In this context, mixing black and white with spotted breeds has a striking effect. Most patterns on living creatures serve a function, such as camouflage. On dalmatians, however, spots do not have a purpose, but they are equally as captivating. Simple shapes without colour have a certain intensity that induces a visceral human reaction. It’s essentially about light, and how it shapes our surroundings.
All images courtesy of Ho Hai Tran
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