Tricia Rosenkilde from Camerawork Studio reached out to me to present her gorgeous platinum portraits of animals. Her own dog, Katie, came from a kill shelter in Georgia; she was originally found in the woods with her three sisters, living in an old wood pile with no food. The puppies all found wonderful homes when they were brought up to New Jersey by Eleventh Hour Rescue. Says Tricia, "my personal goal as a photographer is to make beautiful images and also to give back to the dog rescue community. I have always been a dog lover and Katie is my true inspiration for photographing them, because she is beautiful, has a great personality and especially because she makes me very happy. So do other dogs as well. I always smile and feel better when there is a dog around! I think dogs are a most worthy portrait subject for capturing forever in a platinum print. They have beauty, charm, character, grace and humor. I work with platinum prints because I love the way they look: handmade, painterly and timeless, with an incredible tonal range and depth. I love the way they feel when printed on heavyweight fine art watercolor paper. I enjoy working with platinum prints because they are a direct connection to the history of photography and to the old world masters such as Steiglitz, Steichen, Irving Penn, etc. I also use vintage lenses from the 1860's to the 1920's because I prefer the unique and pictorial qualities they can render compared to modern lenses."
Thank you for sharing your gorgeous work with us Tricia!