FrAcTuREd Pastoralia is an anthology of photographic images recreated from original photographs of household pets, animals on farms, or animals in the wild. I place these animals in new, somewhat surprising locations outside of the expected or traditional ones. Initially inspired by my own dogs, Vinny the bull terrier and Winston the frenchie there is an element of humor that infiltrates into many of the images created. So too, because they both oftentimes look more like fantastical beasts when captured with my lens yawning or stalking imaginary prey, then just merely pets, I feel there is a component of a ‘fractured’ fairy-tale element to these images. All in all I aim to retain a playful note while combining reality with my sometimes dark imagination.