Usborne’s ‘The Silence of Dogs in Cars’ will appear in a solo exhibition at The Little Black Gallery in London, from March 19 to April 27, 2013.
When he was a child, he often sat in the car waiting for his parents to return from shopping. The wait was always accompanied by an underlying fear that they might never come back. This powerful, childhood memory inspired British photographer Martin Usborne to produce ‘The Silence of Dogs in Cars’. Usborne (born 1973) spent three years working on this unusual series – it shows dogs sitting in cars, silently looking out the windows, frequently at night. His images, which often have a haunting, film-like quality, describe feelings of loneliness and expectation. The pictures can been seen at The Little Black Gallery in London as of March 19. The solo exhibition presents dog portraits and studies of separation – both painfully poignant as well as playful.
Martin Usborne: The Silence of Dogs in Cars is at The Little Black Gallery, 13A Park Walk, London SW10 0AJ from 19 March - 27 April.