Is there anything sadder than the sight of a dog alone in a car?
Photographer Martin Usborne was drawn to the darkness of canines left in cars, after associating them with the fear he had of being left in a vehicle after an incident as a child. So he conceived this series, to explore his own fears, along with the viewer's. The collection of images has now been published in book form by Hoxton Mini Press, and is forebodingly titled The Silence of Dogs in Cars.
The majority of the dogs — and the cars for that matter — are Londoners. Usborne would chase interesting looking mutts across the city's parks, asking their owners if he could use them in a shoot. And the cars he'd find on the streets and leave notes on the windscreen stating: 'Can I photograph your car and put a dog in it?'.
Below is a selection of photos from the book.
The Silence of Dogs in Cars by Martin Usborne is published by Hoxton Mini Press.