“The project is a deeply personal piece that charts both Jay’s own journey in rehabilitation and the perception of “dangerous” dog breeds in an uninformed society. Birch’s photographs, at once serene and arresting, expertly draw parallels between these two things via the metaphor of a firearm. In the book, images of calmness and tranquillity sit beside those of anger and abjection, forcing the viewer to wonder, of man or dog, who is the loaded gun?”
Liverpool and London based photographer, Charlie Birch, discusses ‘Loaded Gun’ and their relationship with Jay in a conversation with Dazed. You can find the full article here.
The ‘Loaded Gun’ exhibition and screening took place in July 2023 at the Photo Book Café in London.