So this dog walks into a bank....

The above image was created for a campaign for Metro Bank in their Holborn store in London. As a photographer you often get confronted with situations that you need to make work and make work quickly.

The idea was simple Metro Bank are quite happy for you to take your dog into their banks, they even have water and doggy treats. The dogs came from a dog agency that specialize in film and television work and had been in loads of films and TV. Let me tell you getting ALL the dogs to look the right way at the SAME time was quite a challenge. We had trainers holding telescopic sticks with treats on the end, people holding flash stands and me standing on a table waiting for the exact moment all the dogs look the right way. All this while the bank was open and the staff wanted their desks back! So this dog walk into a bank....

Philip Hartley is a full-time professional photographer with a degree in art photography and nearly 20 years experience working as a press, magazine and lifestyle photographer in London and the South. His unique style is highly sought after for editorial and commercial photography commissions.

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