Featured Photographer – Amanda Jones

April 7, 2010

Today’s post is featuring a wonderful pet photographer, Amanda Jones.  I recently purchased a wonderful book called “A Breed Apart: A Celebration of the New American Mutt“.

It was a fantastic photo book about the new breeds you find popping up everywhere that seem to be so popular. While these dogs used to be called mutts, they seem to be establishing more and more as types of dogs.  It was quite entertaining and enjoyable. This got me on a quest to find more work from the author / photographer of the book Amanda Jones.  It is a book that my son, my wife and my son have all found great pleasure in.

Amanda Jones

After a brief internet search I found her website.  Her work is beautiful and it has a distinct look. She photographs animals in a very simple way but she does it in ways that create a feeling that you can actually tell something great about the character of these animals. It is as if she is actually telling you about their personalities. She is wonderfully capable of portraying animals in ways that only those with the technical and artistic abilities match that of one who has the ability to read animals.

If you haven’t had the chance or have never heard of Amanda, take time to check her site and her work out. It will be well worth your time.

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Furtographs – Pet Portraiture

March 9, 2010

Today’s post is one of my favorite pet photographers in the world. Andy Stolarek, the guy behind the lens, is the genius of Furtographs Pet Photography. I wanted to feature Andy’s work as it is really great studio pet portraits. It seems in today’s photographic world, most photographers are taking photos of pets in natural light. This is one of the draws to me of Furtographs. It is professional. It is classy.  It is perfect for owners who want to really have photos of their beautiful animals in a way that only you could get in an enviornment like this.

If you photograph animals or are a studio shooter, I highly suggest checking out Andy’s work. What I feel makes his images so strong are their simplicity, great composition and effective lighting. His images are very telling of the pet’s personalities. Just look through his galleries and blog. They also have a very distinctive look that is easy to spot.

Andy’s work is also on display at D Pet Hotel.  It’s a luxury hotel for pets, which is a perfect home for the gallery worthy prints that you’ll find on display there.