Endearingly-Goofy Portraits of Dogs Catching a Breeze from Cars

As the weather gets warmer, it's time to roll down the windows and enjoy the breeze. And if you're traveling by car with a four-legged friend, chances are they'll want to feel the wind in their face, too. Los Angeles-based photographer Lara Jo Regan captures canines' goofy excitement in her delightful series-turned-book titled Dogs in Cars.

The vivid photos showcase enormous grins as pooches hang their heads out of the windows and take in the sights and fresh air. Some are more eager than others as they stand halfway outside of the car. Others appear shy but still enjoy the special experience. Of course, there are some that are just content to sit quietly in the backseat.

To get these dynamic shots, Regan built a special light that jutted over the roof of her car and a harness that allowed her to lean out of the window. Other contraptions were also used to capture incredible angles.

Pet owner or not, Dogs in Cars will bring a smile to your face when you see these wagging tongues. We first admired the project in 2013, and since then Regan's photographs have been turned into a 144-page book published by W.W. Norton.

Dogs in Cars website

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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