Ever make eye contact with your pet and think, Wow, they are peering straight into my soul, right now? Well, photographer Robert Bahou is giving you the chance to return the favor.
In his new series, “Animal Soul,” Bahou gives us a peek into the exquisite beauty that is deep within the hearts of our pets. The Jordan-based photographer hopes to turn the series into a coffee table book, and he’s launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise the necessary funding to self-publish the book.
Bahou describes the inspiration for this project on his Kickstarter page:
“I look for hints of truth in the photographs I make, and I have found that this is surprisingly accessible with animals. The reason for this is that I don’t believe animals understand what a camera is. As a result, they don’t behave the way we do when faced with a camera. They don’t adjust themselves, turn to their good sides, pull a prepared face, or hide anything. What’s left is a truly honest moment between them and the camera.”
Here are some of our favorites, which were almost impossible to choose, because they’re all truly amazing.
1. True Joy
Not a negative bone in this spunky Husky’s body, obviously.
2. True Grump
This cat was a good sport for participating, no matter how much he hated the experience.
3. True Stunner
Her name is Wally and she’s ready for her 15 minutes of fame.
4. True Bashfulness
Her name is Ilona, and she clearly has no idea just how beautiful she is.
5. True Charisma
The eyes just draw you in, like different-colored magnets.
6. True Confidence
This dog knows exactly how much cuteness he exudes.
7. True Magnificence
Fhiroz the Afghan has achieved his own hair goals, and has set the bar pretty high for the rest of us.
8. True Survivor
Maffin has been all over the world, just trying to survive. He’s tough, in every sense of the word.