Canine emotions unleashed. Photographs from dog parks by Twin Cities native Michael Crouser.
There are dogs we walk. Dogs we play with. And then there are the members of canis lupus familiaras—the “human-friendly wolf.” They are all one and the same—man’s best friend and longtime foe. The latter—the primitive side—emerges when canines come together, as in these images from dog parks. Call it playing or fighting or play-ﬁghting, it’s really instinct, and a reminder that it’s still a dog-eat-dog world.
The photos on these pages, from Michael Crouser’s “Dog Run,” a work-in-progress, were taken at Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis and Tompkins Square Park in New York City. To view additional images, go to www.michaelcrouser.com.
“All knowledge, the totality of all questions and all answers, is contained in the dog.” Franz Kafka