When I was younger, I had a phobia from dogs. I was afraid of even smallest puppies. I do not know why, but dogs were one of my top fears for a pretty long period of my life and I remember that i have been chased by dogs from the earliest days of my life. But, one day, I was going to school and I was passing beside the place where I was always confronted with a dog which wasn’t chained. I was always frightened to pass that route of my way to school. That day I was already angered by some other things at home and when I saw that I will need to run from that dog this day too I just told to myself: Enough is enough. I decided to became a dog in that moment and I said myself: why would it chase me, I will chase him instead! I was ready to be bitten or whatever but I was also ready to bite it, if needed. Of course, when that dog realized that I am not afraid of him he started running away like crazy. I believe that’s the moment when I stopped being afraid of dogs.
This little story of mine perfectly fits to following gallery of surreal paintings made by Joel Rea. He tries to show us how actually it looks like when you are afraid of dogs. He show us a world where dogs are huge beasts and humans are their pets, too. I believe that some of you who are still afraid of dogs will not feel comfortable watching those photos 🙂