"At Home With The Furries" by Tom Broadbent is an unique insight into the furry fandom and approaches the subculture with a playful tone whilst treating it with respect and humility.
Spanning his ten-year engagement with the British furry fandom subculture, Tom Broadbent’s At Home With The Furries takes a fluffy, scaly and feathery peek at a community of people who happen to identify as animal characters.
Featuring Syrrus, a fox and Lupestripe, a wolf having a barbecue at home in Leeds, exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2018, and Smirnoff, a husky wolf from the book, 1001 Photographs You Must See Before You Die (Paul Lowe), all the photographs are taken in the furries’ homes, gardens and favourite local haunts.
Broadbent’s work communicates a feeling of empathy and camaraderie with his subjects. Exploring the relationship between each character and the fursona they inhabit, he describes a keen responsibility to tell their stories in a respectful and honest way: ‘The pictures only start the process of understanding what this subculture is about. It is in fact a collaboration, a trust between me and the furry. That relationship and the importance of maintaining that bond may go some way to explain how protective I am of the project and the furries themselves.’
Consisting of a furry flock cover and pawprint illustration, the book includes an essay by Laura Noble, the photography curator as well as a text by Uncle Kage, the chairman of Anthrocon, one of the world's largest furry conventions.
It includes over 30 beautifully reproduced photographs from At Home With The Furries and also includes a sketchbook introducing all the characters to you.
Limited to: 750 copies
Photographs and book concept: Tom Broadbent
Essay: Laura Noble
Text: Uncle Kage
Design: Struktur Design Ltd
Cover illustration: Alexandra Tomlin
Book illustrations: Dane Marinkovic
Size: 8 x 11 inch (21 x 28 cm), Portrait
Length: 96 pages
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