Photo credit: Ty Foster

Called “Lick”, this funny ongoing portrait series by Connecticut-based photographer Ty Foster is exactly as it sounds, captureing dogs while they’re licking their own face. In these unique photographs, Ty “manages to catch a sense of personality in each eagerly slobbering canine’s face that is all at once adorable, funny, and kind of gross.” Continue reading for more.

Here’s what My Modern Metropolis has to add about the project:

The project, which Foster first started about a year ago, began as a simple, straightforward portraiture collection.

The photographer never intended to expand the series the way he has with casting calls requesting as many dog breeds as possible and the anticipation of a book, but the response has been very encouraging.