IBARIONEX PERELLO AND HIS AFFINITY FOR DOGS
As a Feature Shoot fan, I am always surprised by the fabulous talent I come across, one discovery being Ibarionex Perello, a famed photographer, lecturer and professor. I asked him his relationship to taking photos of dogs and this is what he shared, "I have always loved dogs. After I left for college, I was without a dog for years and it wasn't until my wife and I moved into our first house that I was able to have a dog in my life again. I think having dogs has made me that much more sensitive to them as subjects as I walk the street making my images. They are real unique characters and it’s that personality that often draws me to photograph them. So, when I make an image of a dog, I am aspiring to do more than just make a snapshot. I want to make as interesting a portrait as I would of a human subject. When I succeed, it’s really gratifying. Increasingly, I am finding myself drawn to the relationships dogs have with the people who care for them. In many ways, I think it’s easier for people to have relationships with their dogs than with other people and that can be reflected in how they treat them, especially in public as well as at home. It’s all fascinating material for me. "