If you’re anything like us, you have a soft spot for dogs wearing cones. By cone, we’re referring to those lampshade-like, Elizabethan collars, which ensure a pup doesn’t tear out their stitches or damage a healing wound. Photographer, Ben Baker also has a fondness for dogs in cones and is working on Coneheads, a photography project focusing on pets in recovery.
The project idea began as a collaboration between Ben Baker and fashion designer and animal lover, Sylvie Cachay. Tragically, Sylvie passed away before the project could even begin. With support from the Sylvie Cachay Foundation, Ben is moving forward with the project and creating a series of portraits for an exhibition and photo book.
Coneheads is currently recruiting doggie models in New York City. If you have or know a cone wearing furry friend in recovery, please contact Ben Baker Studio. Portraits will be shot quickly on location wherever a dog is recovering. This can be in their home, a vet office or even animal shelter. Participants will receive an 11×14 gift print of their dog. Please don’t submit photos for inclusion as Ben will need to meet the dogs and photograph them himself.
Proceeds from the future exhibition and book will go to the Sylvie Cachay Foundation, which provides assistance and education for women in abusive relationships, and funding to foster the creativity of young artists and designers. The foundation may also donate proceeds to an animal charity. Spread the word and have your dog wear their cone with pride as they strike a pose!