Photographer Sarolta Bán connected her work to a cause:
Budapest, Hungary-based photographer Sarolta Bán is best known for her stunningly surreal scenes that include sky high paintbrush trees and flying origami birds. To help change the perception of abandoned shelter animals, and to help find them homes, she recently embarked on a new series that all feature a furry friend. The project is called Help Dogs with Images.
On her Facebook page, she’s asked her over 103,000 fans to share a photo of a dog, cat or other animal who needs a home. To increase their visibility, she will create a spectacular photo montage of them and then share that image on her Facebook page. As a nice gift, the future owner of that animal will get a free print of the picture.
Ellyn Ruddick-Sunstein elaborates:
Bán’s work is so successful because its soulfulness never veers into saccharine or cutesy territory; each image is hopeful yet serious, its emotionality heightened by stark contrasts and high resolutions. In one desperately heartrending photograph, a dog and cat watch an hourglass begin to count down; each knows the gravity of his situation, and they are left within a darkly tinted frame, anticipating uncertain futures. Shining canine coats and piercing feline eyes entreat the viewer to consider the dignity, humanity, and thoughtfulness that each creature possesses.
(Photo by Sarolta Bán)