Nancy Baron has taught school, produced commercials and documentaries, and worked in creative screenplay development. She now uses her camera to document the amazing things she see in the world around her - not too far away, mostly in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Palm Springs; the places where she's lived. A good friend of mine, Ross Klein, turned me on to her work.
My idea of the flying dogs and the very first series started in 2007 when I was still in school. I was inspired seeing photos of my dog Flinn in midair. He loved Frisbees and would jump after them with abandon, flying up and not caring about where (or even if) he would ever land. I began experimenting with different methods in order to capture other dogs from this unique midair perspective. It took a lot of trial and error making sure the dogs were safe and comfortable, and that we would get a great photo, but it was worth it.
Last week my dear friend Ira Silverberg brought this very fun work to my attention - a boy and his dog story but this one has a special twist. Mitch Boyer has a giant dog and that's dog's name is Vivian. He is here to tell us a bit about his inspiration and the giant dog.
I have a new friend. My friend, Steven Rowley, has given me a gift: permission to laugh and cry and talk about the death of a loved one. Lily and the Octopus (Simon & Shuster, June 2016) is a love story by Steven. A love story you might ask…about an Octopus? Well no, it’s a love story about a man and his dog who is succumbing to a cancerous tumor he has named The Octopus. Is it sad? Yes. But it is so much more! Steven makes it fun (at times laugh-out-loud funny) and a true celebration of life and the lengths we go to for our beloved dogs.
Seventy years before there was Grumpy Cat, there was Walter Chandoha. Chandoha's gorgeous, candy-colored photos of adorable cats literally defined the genre of cat photography for more than seven decades, and his new book, Walter Chandoha, The Cat Photographer, published by Aperture features his 50 best images.
I have always had an eye on the Instagram account @Wolfgang2242 so when Nancy LeVine reached out to say she had just visited Steve Greig, the owner of that account, to do a shoot for her upcoming book SENIOR DOGS ACROSS AMERICA, I jumped up and down.
Ok, how could you not love this? I mean a booked called LICK! Ty Foster caught my attention with this peanut butter loving dog book. We asked him a few questions about the book and the inspiration behind it and this is what we got!
I fell in love last month and I fell hard. The object of my affection right now is Pet People magazine. Nothing is better than getting a delicious little magazine full of treasures in your mailbox. As a fellow animal lover I reached out to Hilda Grahnat and Linnea Paulsson to find out more about their chic new magazine.
Jane Seymour was introduced to me through the brilliant Richard Phibbs. As a fellow dog and animal lover I was thrilled to know that she most recently became the the Creative Director at the non-profit animal charity Friends of Animals. In doing so she and her Mom put together this sweet dog biscuit cookbook For the Love of Dog Biscuits. As she informed me, "all proceeds go towards our spay / neuter program that offers low cost certificates to people nationwide. The book consists of 12 delicious and healthy recipes, one for each month in the year, and was written by my mother (the president of the company) and photographed / designed by me." My suggestion to all you dog lovers that knows what tickles your dog's tummies is to order one up and know that it is also the perfect gift for the holidays!!!
Thank you Random house for publishing this brilliant project that was unearthed in the early nineties by his wife Audrey and friend Claudia Prescott. More importantly THANK YOU for acknowledging the importance of raising awareness about adoption and having that be the mission of the release of this book - it's SIZZLE inspired!
My dear friend David Carriere, long time book publicist and author, was intuitive enough to introduce me to a most dynamic creative pack, and one that I would quickly come to revere - and when I say revere, well, I really mean worship. W. Bruce Cameron is the author of a multitude of bestselling books, and the one that rocked me most recently was, A Dog's Purpose, which will come to life on the silver screen in the near future with Lasse Hallstrom directing!
Jess Bonham introduced me to Will Robson-Scott and Ollie Grove and their sensational new project and book entitled, IN DOGS WE TRUST. Photographers and friends from childhood, the two searched across the social spectrum to shoot intriguing characters and their beloved hounds in locations as diverse as Hackney, Hampstead, Venice Beach, Brooklyn and Queens. Published and designed by Victory Edition , NYC.
I have loved dogs for as long as I can remember. For my fifth birthday my parents gave me an endearing and wacky terrier I named Little Bob, an name apropos for a diminutive dog with such a considerable personality. Since then, I have been captivated by the relationships between people and their dogs, their shared bond and mutual admiration.
I first came across this series at AIPAD NY 2014. I was undone on every level - the emotion, the cinematic lighting, the DOGS. I was lucky enough to have met Martin the next day before her returned to England.
This funny zine is the brainchild of Aria McManus, an artist who was in residence last summer in Bellport NY, working with a team of other young artists on a project called AUTO BODY. is a creative platform and exhibition space in Bellport that engaged the community through a series of exhibitions that used local influence as a vehicle to connect with the local population and showcase its surroundings.
My dear friend Laurie Kratochvil sent me this marvelous book to peek at. My first reaction as a dog owner was pure glee and fascination; but the more I looked at the pictures and the way the objects are photographed, they became a tad sad and that's what I love about them. I am even more in awe after hearing what Arne Svenson had to say about the work!
Luis Venegas is my idol! When I was starting my site, both Donald Robertson and Inez asked me, "Do you know Luis?". Well now I do and I am in awe. Like-minded and chic, here is a bit about the man and his dog Perri, and the new magazine, "The Printed Dog".
When an old friend, Daniel Stark, heard about my new endeavor, he reached out to say, " I have something fun"! It does not require walking, you don’t need to feed it but boy, it's pretty amazing. Paper Pups, a book dedicated to those who like their dogs to be still and quiet.