Third Year Projects

Olivia Boccia Closeness

2021,Digital print, 8” x 10”

My photographs focus on human interactions with animals, in particular with dogs. My series explores the human figure as well as human surroundings. The subject in this series is primarily a 60-pound, one-year-old Weimaraner. However, I wanted to display and allow the viewers to get an intimate notion of the backstory of our lives together. I also captured the human figure without revealing the subject’s facial features–especially their eyes. I placed a challenge on myself as a photographer to create intimate photographs without including the human subject’s eyes, which accentuates the importance of the dog’s expression–and their affinity with humans.