The photographer Traer Scott is a master of animal portraiture; in her series Shelter Dogs, she poignantly captures the soulful dignity of dogs living in shelters. In the vein of fine art or editorial portraiture, Scott uses meticulous lighting and rich black and white tones to underscore the earnest humanity of her subjects. 



Each moving shot presents its canine sitter with attention to details that reveal the wisdoms, heartbreaks, and hopes they carry with them. A cloudy eye, a gray nose, a drawn brow, or a pair of ears turned back reveals the emotional depths behind these magnificent creatures, regardless of their ages or experiences. 



With her compassionate lens, Scott hopes to give aid to animals— like her subjects Dumbledore, Spanky and Joshua— through donations to organizations like the the North Shore Animal League and Providence Animal Rescue League. Take a look at Scott’s magnificent work below. 



Thanks to 22 Words

Images via 22 Words/Traer Scott

Tagged in: traer scott, shelter animals, providence animal rescue league, portraiture, Photography, north shore animal league, dogs, charity, canines   

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