When photographer Michael Crouser develops a new project or series, he often spends years studying his subjects. He takes hundreds, if not thousands of photographs with his film camera, developing each image by hand in his own darkroom. In the end just dozens of these photographs become part of the final series. Such is the case with a series he captured at local dog parks in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Brooklyn, New York. The result is a stunning collection of photographs that offers a different perspective of man’s best friend, as Michael shares in this MNO Extra.

Michael’s photographs are captured in his book, Dog Run. Information about this project and others can be found on his website. To learn more about Michael Crouser, check out his full MN Original segment: