Reclaiming the Cone of Shame

Ahh the “Cone of Shame.” Is any accessory more friend and foe for a dog? Yes, it’s a great thing that helps you avoid scratching and biting when you don’t have the self-control to stop yourself. But, the other hand, it’s kind of embarrassing to wear.

Although, it doesn’t have to be right? Any accessory is a chance to make a fashion statement. Or at least that’s what photographer Winnie Au and prop designer Marie-Yan Morvan figured when they teamed up to produce this fun series, suitably titled, “Cone of Shame”.

The Cone of Shame came to the masses in Pixar’s “Up”.

Each dog sits in front of a colourful backdrop with a familiar mix of pride, embarrassment, and impending mischief on their faces.

Obviously these cones are for photo-ops only. They’re a bit too bulky and beautiful to wear to the dog park. But hey, who doesn’t like getting a bit dressed up sometimes?

Not usually a dog photographer, Winnie’s powerful abstract photographs are designed to capture the attention and raise funds for animal rescue charities.

See the Cone of Shame project.

For more great dogs check out:

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Written by Mike Halligan
Mike is a huuuuuuge dog lover and the Co-Founder of Scratch. He's spent his life surrounded by Collies and Cocker Spaniels. You can find him sipping coffee in Melbourne and pointing out Bernese Mountain Dogs to his girlfriend, in hope that she'll finally let them get one.