Grooming takes on a whole new meaning in phtographer Paul Nathan’s new book “Groomed”, which was released earlier this month. Nathan became enamored with the idea of capturing the most manicured and primped Poodles, Cocker Spaniels, Bichon Frise’s, Bedlington Terriers and more. He focused on the texture of the coat and the expression, photographing most of the dogs in this book at high profile grooming competitions and paying special attention to the aesthetic accomplishments of some of the world’s top dog groomers.
Paul Nathan’s portraits showcase beauty for beauty’s sake, even in some of the more extreme photographs documenting the ‘creative’ category where the dog’s hair or fur is manipulated into shapes or scenes and dyed different colors.
They say a dog is just like its owner, when you see these images taken from Paul Nathan, you can’t help but to be curious about their owners.