No one loves us as unconditionally as a dog. Man's best friend, the dog has now become a fully accepted member of society, and for many of us, a substitute for child or partner, a beloved companion.
Inspired by the devotional imagery of the Orthodox Church, Sandra Birke created her own set of icons. These icons form a series of twelve photographs entitled In Dog We Trust. Mounted on wood, each image consists of a canine portrait surrounded by items, such as rubber bones, dog waste bag dispensers, and feeding bowls, achieving a very natural and authentic feel.
Sandra Birke lives and works in Dusseldorf, Germany.
"In Dog We Trust" is a tribute to our favorite domesticated animal.