Estate’s pets are captured on camera

A photograph taken by D Jun-Yu Low
A photograph taken by D Jun-Yu Low

TREASURED pets will form the focus of a specially-commissioned body of work to be exhibited next week.

As part of the Festival of Chichester, Chichester Community Development Trust, in association with ZeroC Holdings, will present Roussillon Pets, a series of pictures by award-winning animal photographer, 
D Jun-Yu Low.

Another of the photographs taken by D Jun-Yu Low

Another of the photographs taken by D Jun-Yu Low

Her new photographs, taken of the four-legged residents of Roussillon 
Park housing scheme, are intimate but unsentimental: a cat peers, uncertainly, out from under a heap of blankets in a furnitureless room; another scentmarks a bunch of crocuses growing in the garden – the only things planted so far; a dog rolls happily on an old living room rug that is reassuringly familiar, from her last home.

The housing development welcomed its first residents in October 2012, and among them were six cats, seven dogs, and two guinea pigs – now the subjects of Low’s work.

The exhibition, which launches on Friday, June 21, is free, but a suggested donation of £1 will be collected for the benefit of Chichester’s RSPCA Mount Noddy Animal Centre.

Head to Roussillon Park’s showhome at 11 Donegall Avenue; limited edition prints will be available, and all profits from the sale of prints go to the same cause.

The show runs until Saturday, June 29 – it will be open from 10am-5.15pm, Thursday to Sunday only.