In isolation at least, none of the photographs in this essay is particularly powerful (in my opinion) - and there’s something inescapably cheesy about a photographer captioning photographs as though they were the thoughts of a pet dog. Yet put the story told via the captions and the sequence of photographs together and you end up with something incredibly moving.

“I Died Today” is a touching photo chronicle of the final day in the life of Duke, a dog who had to be put down on account of bone cancer.

Apart from serving as a little encouragement to try enjoy every day to the fullest, this photo essay reminded me of the power a story can give to a series of images, and of the power that photographs can sometimes possess that is completely independent of high-brow aesthetic considerations.