Ty Foster's 'Timeout, Cone of Shame' Series Shows the Grief Many Animals Feel

By: Ady Floyd - May 7, 2015
References: tyfoster & dog-milk
Photographer Ty Foster, captured his latest photo series titled 'Timeout, Cone of Shame' to showcase the grief, embarrassment and discomfort endured by dogs who have to wear this awkward cone.

The series is quite revealing of the struggles in which dogs must go through when presented the dreaded cone. The images show canines being mocked by cats, not being able to eat properly, lack of vision, the inability to even chase and capture their beloved stick. Ty truly exploits the sad, intense look in the dogs eyes. Contrasted with a bright yellow background to balance out the harsh dog mockery, each image gives a slightly humorous twist for the viewer.

Inspiration for this shoot came from a simple picture-text of his father's two dogs wearing the silly-looking cones. Foster collaborated with Lona Walburn and Natalya Zahn to complete and perfect the project.