Stuart Holroyd’s Images of Dogs Are in an Effort to Get Them Adopted

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All images by Stuart Holroyd. Used with permission

Photographer Stuart Holroyd is a 34 year old British photographer currently based in Cyprus. He’s on a mission to help some pooches–but we’re talking about a whole lot of them. Mr. Holroyd’s work started off very bizarre and gothic according to him, but one wouldn’t think that it would evolve into beautiful portraits of dogs. After a very personal and life changing experience, Stuart decided to dedicate his photography to helping others.

That’s how to Bay Tree Project was started. According to Stuart, it was “an idea I came up with to try and help Bay Tree Rescue centre in Larnaca, Cyprus. Over here there are no animal cruelty laws so unfortunately you will find hurt animals almost everywhere you go.”

To help the dogs, an elderly woman by the name of Kayte who lives in a hut at the bottom of the rescue center with no electricity has chosen to aid some of the dogs–sometimes even putting their health before her own. As a result, Kayte is fostering over 70 dogs on donations from her friends and her UK pension.

The images after the jump are part of those that will be in an exhibit in February. “We will auction off original signed work for each of these images, and the event will be a worldwide auction with online and telephone bidding allowed so we can increase exposure and hopefully raise more money.” says Stuart.

Stuart’s images profile the dogs in a beautiful fashion against an equally dreamy background. And any dog lover really can’t resist.

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Helena Georgiou’s Surreal Photos Convey a Beautifully Dark World

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All images taken by Helena Georgiou. Used with permission.

Cyprus-based digital artist and photographer Helena Georgiou often walks the fine line between fantasy and reality, and every so often, she veers off that line to make her way from one realm to the other: observing and exploring. 

This is evident enough in her remarkable work, with which she creates windows to a bizarre world that only a few have the pleasure of free entry. Her images possess a certain beautiful madness to them that could only come from the clashing of realism and the metaphysical or the make-believe. And as if that isn’t enough, she also takes elements in nature and combines them with discards of men, resulting in what looks like a dark dystopian future where animals have lived on long after the cities of men have fallen.

We recently caught up with Helena for a nice chat about her creations. Read on to hear what she has to say and to see a sampling of her surreal work.

To see more of Helena’s work, follow her on Facebook or check her out on 500px.

 

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