Tillmann Franzen: Dog studies for LESIA veterinary clinic
It’s almost impossible to look at Tillmann Franzen’s latest shoot without feeling a smile creep across your face. Based in Düsseldorf, LESIA is a newly opened veterinary clinic entirely devoted to animal welfare. The clinic is named after a dog that the staff brought back from the brink of starvation and neglect. You can tell from Franzen’s series that every employee puts their heart and soul into the clinic. It’s not a job, it’s a passion. Molly, a sickly West Highland terrier sits on her doctor’s lap whilst he carefully explains the treatment plan to her owner. In another room, injured Buster is finally getting back on his feet thanks to the encouragement of his physician and the exceptional water therapy facilities at the clinic. Franzen’s message is clear: while they’re under the clinic’s care, the biggest problem these dogs will face is having to leave one day!