Nancy Le Vine is a senior dog photographer who believes old canines should be celebrated in all their dignity, wisdom and unconditional love. Today the woman is travelling through the States, taking photos of senior dogs and sharing their stories with the world…
It all started when two of Le Vine’s dogs, Lulu and Maxie, passed away back in 2006. Being a photographer, she couldn’t think of a better way to honor their loving memory than to take a camera and start taking pics of old doggies who were still around.
To understand the intimate relationship New York-based Le Vine builds with senior dogs, just see how she talks about a shot with one of her dogs, Babe. “Babe was my very best friend. A very, very old soul. Never needed a leash… [She] began my passion for looking deeper into the eyes of a dog with my camera.”
“I miss her so much even though so much time has past. She lingers with me forever.” While some of the Le Vine’s beloved dogs are not around any longer, their loving memory – and beautiful pictures – talk about the profound mark they left on their owner’s life.
Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/senior-dogs-across-america-nancy-levine-photography/
I am presenting the Under-dogs project.
Under-cats, Under-rabbits and Under-horse projects are the projects that had been published before. Pets photographed from the underneath on a black background somehow have become my signature artwork.
This time it is dog lovers’ turn! The actual project was photographed a year ago. However, we were patiently waiting until now as we wanted to present the results along with the publication of Under-dogs book.
This project is most comparable with the Under-Cats. Cats were very cute but dogs are more playful. Dogs are more obedient which helps us to create more interesting shots. While some dogs were playful on the ground they have completely changed on the glass and stood still like a rock. Others weren’t afraid of standing above which was easy and fun to work with. I learned two main things from these photo shoots. First, cats think they are gods, since people feed, love and give them homes. Secondly, dogs see human as a god as they feed, love and give them homes. Probably you had to read that twice.
For the Under-dogs project I have designed a specially manufactured glass table in order to photograph bigger dogs. After capturing Under-dogs, I decided to go full-time on the following projects of Underlook. In our future plans – Tigers.
Today I am also presenting a release of my second book with dogs. Books can be bought on Amazon and it is shipped worldwide. You can also see a backstage video on my Youtube channel.
Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/under-dogs-i-photograph-dogs-from-underneath/
When dog-owning couple Sanjana Madappa and Aditya Raheja got pregnant, they did something quite the opposite to what was expected from them. “I was told by family, friends and even my doctor to get rid of my dogs, that my baby came first,” Sanjana told Buzzfeed. This advice was too heartbreaking for a young woman to grasp. “I don’t know how people can bring a child into the world, while letting go of another at the same time.” So, as a response, the lovebirds from Bangalore, India, decided to celebrate the arrival of the human baby by including their ‘furry kids’ into their pre-natal photoshoot and showing that their pets are part of the family too.
The couple got married two years ago. Aditya is an estate developer while his wife Sanjana works at an animal welfare organization called CUPA. Due to the nature of her job, the two ended up raising a lot of dogs.
Their son Ayan was born a week after the photoshoot. “I had an unreasonably difficult pregnancy… and I was restricted to the confines of my home,” Sanjana wrote. “Taking care of my dogs ensured I never felt the need to blame my pregnancy, the baby, or my husband for the state I was in.”
Meet Sanjana Madappa and Aditya Raheja, a happy Indian couple who got married two years ago