Animal Portraits & Headshots
I love photographing animals and have lived with pets almost continuously from the time I was a little kid. I photograph them with the same considerations in mind as when I shoot humans. What is the authentic energy of the subjects? How can I communicate what my experience is standing with them?
In my creatures gallery, you’ll see my dog, Stuart, running in the snow (he’s a good boy!). The photo of the cat is my cat, Ivy. In one of them, he was sitting next to me on the floor in the dark as I edited a headshot session (of a human). I slowly rotated my laptop so that he was lit only by the light from my laptop monitor. That might be my favorite photo I’ve ever taken.
There are also many animals in this section from the Catskill Animal Sanctuary in Saugerties, NY, where I’ve been visiting with my son since before he could talk. It was upon my first visit to that amazing place in 2008 that I stopped eating meat. When I looked into their eyes (I mean, really looked), I realized that I would never in a million years be able to hurt any of them. I think that experience has continued to inform all of my animal portraits.
I offer pet photography either at my studio or on location at either your home or an outdoor location of your choice.