All tagged Animal Photography
As Michael puts it, "The old showbiz adage: "Never work with Children and Animals" has to do with the unpredictability and difficulty in controlling such energetic and wondrous beings...but the trick is to appreciate and accept their wildness and beauty and capture it as it unfolds, to allow for the spontaneity of lie and then it's a breeze!
Corey Towers is a great photographer and animal lover who I met after many colleagues brought his work to my attention. At a meeting with Corey and my friend Stacy Alldredge, the trainer, we came up with the idea to introduce Corey to MaeDay Rescue, a brilliant rescue organization for dogs in Los Angeles. Corey and MaeDay partnered to make these exclusive portraits for Mrs. Sizzle, and we hope that the dogs above, Frances and Tabitha, get adopted tomorrow at Urban Pet in Los Angeles.
I met this amazing gal on none other than Instagram. She takes a mean pic and I couldn't help but be curious about what @healthyasahorsevet stood for! Well, you got it, she's a VET! and I was lucky enough to get some great photography and some excellent animal vet tips!
I have been a big fan of Martien Mulder's work. A few months ago when TRUNK ARCHIVE did their month of animals on instagram, there was one image of Derek Blasberg's dachshund that made me contact Martien immediately and see if she had any other treasures to share.
I was doing my usual troll on Instagram when I came across this great video that was a collaboration between ALWAYS JUDGING, YARK dog, and a fab song by Katie Herzig. Yark does a chic leash, a canine couch and cute collar. Always Judging blows me away with her fashion sense and music intuition. Not to mention this girl is a dog lover!
Toast Meets World is a brave puppy mill survivor who is here to teach us that rescue dogs are as beautiful as our purebred supermodels, Jagger a Yorkie and Riley a Shih Tzu. We use the word survivor because most “breeding” dogs at mills meet and early and unpleasant end once their bodies can no longer produce. Toast was photographed in a studio on August 7th in NYC by Tom Schirmacher and had her hair done by Gavin Harwin who had also previously worked on the shot of Jagger and Riley a few months back.
This lovely photographer, Dawn Whitmore, sent me her delicious story about her rescue dog Ben. "Ben is an incredible pup despite a rocky history. He was pulled by authorities from a hoarding/puppy mill situation in rural Minnesota. He was the only Standard among a ton of tiny dogs. Sadly, he was very aggressive and sent to German Shepherd rescue for a few weeks to determine whether or not he might be adoptable to someone. I had applied for a rescue poodle weeks before (with Mid Atlantic Poodle Rescue) and received a call that there was a dog available. I was the only acceptable candidate for him because I'd worked as a vet tech several years prior and am familiar with crazy dogs. Needless to say I took him in October 2011 and have done lots of positive training classes with the Washington Animal Rescue League (WARL) here in DC.
I am quite taken with Sophie Gamand's work which I have seen shared widely over the internet and most recently in the premier issue of Four&Sons. A brilliant photographer and dog lover, Sophie has a unique point of view and tells us about her latest series.
I first saw these photos on Feature Shoot and flipped! I reached out to Amy and here is her story about these magnificent photos.
"Before I went to my first dog event I was very deep into a terrible photographic rut. I had hit a breaking point, and I asked myself “What do YOU love? What are YOU interested in?” I looked around my room and saw my Pomeranian Sasha looking at me. Something clicked in my head and I became curious about dog culture in New York City. The Doggies and Tiaras Pageant, founded by pet fashion designer Roberto Negrin, was the first thing I found when doing my research. The moment I stepped into the New Yorker Hotel it was like I got my groove back.
LLOYD says, "We've had 3 Ridgebacks since 1990: Tarzan, Aix and now Zulu. Judah, our grandson, is in the bath with Aix and on the bed in the blue room at our house in Orient Point with Zulu. "
“This is our wire-haird dachshund Gus at 6 months old. He is now 3 and a half and loves swimming upstate, playing with his buddy Charlie, chasing turkeys, frogs, cows & chipmunks with no success”.
After being given her first camera at age seven, Valerie's first subject was her dog Taffy. Twenty years later she was taking a picture for a friend and the result was magical; a gorgeous portrait of her friends dog, Cocoa.