The mind of a photographer never rests. In Michael Freeman’s book, The Photographer’s Eye, he states that design is the single most important factor in creating a successful photograph. He also states that the ability to see the potential for a strong picture is equally important. The following photos are part of a 20-year project created by photographer Amanda Jones. She had the foresight and the discipline to photograph, compile and create a book that features the lifespan of a dog.
The book, “Dog Years.Faithful Friends, Then & Now,” is a beautiful look at the lives and stories of 30 dogs. Of course, many people make it a practice to chronicle their dogs’ lives over the years through the use of professional photography. So, perhaps Amanda’s book came more as a result of opportunity. She saw the lives of her clients’ dogs transform before her in the prints and digital files she had amassed over a 20-year span.
Photography is an art that also requires the photographer to have some extra special people and animal skills.
HOW’D THEY DO THAT?
Not only do our photographers have the artistic talent and social skills needed to do their job, they have heart and compassion. They are animal advocates and givers, always donating their time, skill and talent to their communities.
We have had the opportunity to work with some of the industry’s most talented photographers here at The New Barker over the last 10 years. How much do our photographers love dogs? One of them (who shall remain unnamed) sent us a note the other day. “Do you know what I like about people? Their dogs.” True that.
Laura Allen. Tina K. VaLant. Stephanie Hayes. Brian Kalish. Joyce McCombs. Jacqui Silla.
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