We’ve stumbled upon an inadvertent theme of animals today on Los Angeles, I’m Yours. This isn’t a bad thing at all and, for veteran readers, you know we very much love dogs and sharing any local dog related things. Thus, when photographer Brigette Bloom sent us her work and we noticed there were lots of pups and other animals scattered throughout: we had to share.
Bloom works in film and has a hazy, yellowy nostalgia to her photos. They belong to an era past, landing themselves in an non-specific time frame between the late seventies and early eighties. Her subjects–both human and animal–have a constantly charming appeal: from dead birds to assumedly naked women, her subjects draw you in.
Her animal work is what we find the most interesting as she uses them (specifically dogs) as metaphorical figures for relationships. They become extensions of behavior and interactions humans have, the dog as manifestation of human influence. She catches these dogs in moments of heightened alertness, when they are preoccupied and fixed on something. They’re just so great.
Bloom reminds us a lot of Ed Templeton but with animals swapped in for skateboarders. Her work is very, very good and you can and will go through all of her photos. For more on her work, check out her Flickr and Tumblr.