Winnie Au Photographs Dogs in Sculptural “Cones of Shame”

Dogs sometimes must wear their “cones of shame,” also known as devices they get from veterinarians after certain accidents or conditions. Photographer Winnie Au, who’s also a dog mom, thought it would be fun to imagine the pups wearing more creative devices. Her photo series, Cone of Shame, brilliantly emphasizes the personality of every dog through its unique cone.

“When I concepted this series, it was meant to be more abstract and less straightforward portraiture,” she explains. “So when I looked at the dogs, I would look at their fur as one element, the backdrop color as another element, and then the cone style would be the final element. The goal was to put the pieces together like an abstract painting and make sure the colors and tones worked in symmetry with each other.”

Check out the photos below.