Friday, September 4, 2009


I normally don't photograph pets. We have a cat, but since kids came along, even she doesn't get much camera time. A while ago my friend Andie Petkus was photographing some 40 dogs for a show, and she asked if I'd be interested in photographing some of them. "Why not?" I thought to myself. It's always good to do something different and there's always something new to learn.

I drove down to the Carriage House not knowing what to expect. The dogs were all different: size, age, breed, temperament... it was eye-opening for me. One session there were three German Shepherds and a Doberman, who wasted no time checking out the studio as soon as they came in. The next dog was well along in years, and lost some of her sight and hearing. She nearly stumbled as she stepped in from the door. What a challenge to get them to sit in the right spot long enough for a few pics! I came away with a new-found respect for pet photographers, and no, I'm not ready to add that to my service yet :)

This is Chhote, a rescued Doberman. He was nine months old when they found him, tied to a tree with spikes embedded into his skin. He's a bit older now, and in much, much better shape. A sweet dog he was. His ears I love. Reminds me of Yoda.

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