7.08.2011

the innkeeper's pup

my darling dog, daria jean beauty queen, was photographed last weekend by my talented urban tribe member lance of astigmatism productions...


{soul gazing}



{sun dog}



{licky loo + naked neck}


i have looked at these photos at least three hundred and seventy two times, and each time i do my heart fills with enormous love for my dear pup.

in my opinion, great photography captures essence. beautiful photos make me feel like the soul of the subject has been recorded. i sense that the photographer was compassionate, observant, and patient to notice and artfully document the real feel of a being. 

thank you, lance, for your beautiful photography.

i am excited to share that lance and i have a creative project brewing, although it's tippy top secret for now...but stay tuned for an artistic collaboration betwixt two old friends.

18 comments:

Petra said...

these photos are great. and your pup is indeed gorgeous :)
xxx

Caiti said...

Love these photos!! I wouldn't have thought of doing a "portrait session" with a pet, but I kind of love the idea!

Daria is gorgeous :) My favorite is the nekkid picture! I love how cute dogs look when they're sans collar. What kind of dog is she?

HazelandMare said...

I love these photos so much!!! You're totally right- the photographer really captured a beautiful doggy soul! She must bring you so much joy :)

Excited to hear more about your upcoming project! Have a great weekend!

ALFIE said...

oh stop!!! these photos make my heart hurt!!!! she is too cute! my favorite is her in the sun.... catching the rays. squinting into the beautiful light. something i would do :)

ALFIE said...

ps: thank you for your words on my blog today. i am so thankful these virtual spaces have connected us. i cherish you & this blog :)

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

daria jean i LOVEEEEEEEEE you! awe Diane, you obviously are so thrilled with how these turned out. your photographer did a tremendous job.

exciting new project spoiler alert soon mayhaps???? ♥

knitxcore. said...

these really are great pictures :-)

nikkibit said...

Great photos! Very talented photographer. I think your right about capturing essence... I never really thought about it before, but those are always my favorite pictures. Never because someone looks pretty or photogenic, but when they look so REAL and you know how they're feeling/thinking.
I wonder if I could build a "capture essence" project with my photo classes next year. Think high school kids would be up to the challenge?
Nikki

Mim Smith Faro said...

These are great photos. I can never get good shots of my dogs. It's a definite talent. Cool!

Katie and Reuben said...

These shots are lovely and your dog is gorgeous! It's so true about capturing the essence in photos... it's a tricky thing to achieve but when done, so very beautiful!

Katie x

Boston Blake said...

These are wonderful!! She is such a pookie doll!

Emily said...

Please to be sending her to Chile. You and Kev can come too :)

cb said...

oh i just love the last one! soo freakin cute!

xo,
cb

keishua said...

oh, what a beauty.

Kevwrex said...

This dog is magical. So are the pics. Thanks Lance!

tea and chickadees said...

love that soul gazing shot - she is obviously mesmerizing the onlookers into giving her many, many treats. ;)
also, I think Daria is the bigger separated-at-birth twin of my Gracie girl. They should meet and become BFFs. hehe!

Celina Wyss said...

Such a gorgeous set of photos!

diane said...

an enormous thank you to each one of you for all the sweet puppy and photo love!

caiti...daria is a combo pack rescue pup who remains a lovely mystery as far as breed goes. vets refer to her as a terrier or whippet mix. there is also much speculation about a possible blend of greyhound, ridgeback, dachshund, miniature pinscher...the list goes on and on. :)

nikki...i think a "capture essence" project with your high school classes would be brilliant! my mind immediately started spinning with ideas of how to teach it. i hope you do it and i would love to hear about it! what a cool teacher you are.

caren...i totally see the resemblance! i would love it so much if daria and gracie could play and be BFF's! :D