A millennia-long history of close and beautiful relations, loyalty, compassion and companionship with humans; my purpose behind photographing men with their canine companions. I love capturing the "in-betweens", the spaces between thoughts and emotions. What I find most intriguing about these gaps, is that the viewer is left with a blank slate and thus can interject their own emotional perception/reality to the image captured. As the photographer, I see the loyalty and care these two both have for one another as if they are on the same mission; a mission of responsibility and a mission to move forward despite their differences, both immediate and unknown. This image can teach us a lot.