A Seattle and New York City-based photographer’s latest project is a complete change from her days of shooting fashion models…and it touches on a subject that’s very close to our hearts.
Nancy Levine has been traveling around the USA shooting elderly dogs for a heartwarming series on elder pets and their surroundings. Levine believes that the “Senior Dogs Across America” series captures the way canines age so differently than most humans – with dignity and ownership, something she believes many people could learn from. She got the idea from watching her two Miniature Australian Shepards grow old and enjoy life just as they were young. “There’s something so vivid about them. The shell has aged but the interior has not,” says LeVine about the elderly animals. Levine believes that most humans fear aging and try to do everything to avoid an inevitable death, while dogs move through each day as themselves.
As far as we can tell, dogs don’t fear death. Worries about “the end” or “decline” don’t get in the way of living their lives. Dogs take on every new day as it is their first or their last. Living in the moment is hard to do, but it always makes for a happier person – or pup.
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