SHAINA FISHMAN

SHAINA FISHMAN

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It can be easy to forget that our furry, domesticated companions once walked the earth as wild animals.  When we think about the "natural environment" of dogs & cats, it might be worth asking: is it a house?   I was recently pouring over the online portfolio of NY-based animal photographer Shaina Fishman, and her "on location" section gave me a bit of pause. As a collection of (absolutely stunning) portraits of pets in their homes, the photos perfectly embody this idea of how something so definitively unnatural can feel so natural.  There's something very effortless about the way our pets inhabit traditionally human spaces - as if they've belonged there all along.  I often find myself marveling at my own dogs, exclaiming sometimes out loud - "look at these ANIMALS that live in MY HOUSE!"  It's remarkable how they know exactly what to do with a bed, a sofa, a lounge chair on the patio.  I think it's part of the reason we've become so fascinated with our pets, this idea that they're going against natural instincts to be part of our homes and our lives.  It's the kind of commitment that you don't easily find in humans, and what makes pets so special.  And the way Fishman has encapsulated that in these photos is truly brilliant.  Enjoy this small collection and be sure to follow her on Instagram - because if there's one thing we know, it's that you can never have too many dogs & cats in your feed!  

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