This image is one from the series “At Home With The Furries” which PAN reader – photographer Tom Broadbent – is hoping to make into a book, with the help of the Kickstarter community. The Furries series has already featured in the Sunday Times magazine, photo books and an exhibition on the South Bank.
Throughout the year furries dress up in costume or fur-suit inspired by anthropomorphic characters from cartoons, comic strips, myths and videogames. The people inside the suits are by day computer programmers, engineers, mortgage brokers, lecturers even fursuit makers. Most furries have an affinity with animals but some also like to role-play or fursuit for fun. Over the course of a few years, I gained the trust of the furries in the UK and some of their members allowed me to visit them at home, these photographs were taken all over the country.
View Tom’s Kickstarter page here.
Tom is looking to raise £9,500 for his project and has 20% of the funding with 28 days to go. The project closes on Thursday 5th April and will only be funded if it reaches its goal.