Candice Sedighan is a young, up-and-coming photographer from Los Angeles, California. Thus far, her portfolio is basically a dog lovers’ dream. It’s mainly adorable snapshots of her dog Champ with an occassional portrait of her sister’s dog Pugsly thrown in. She said: “I really like to capture the true essence with dogs, which is that they’re always so happy. The time Champ and I spend together, he’s just always beaming with happiness and you can really see that through my photos.” Champ got her started in photography when she was thirteen. To date, she has taken more than 20,000 pictures of her canine buddy. She has also won around $5,000 in photography contests. Her photos have also been featured in at least three Hallmark cards.
Mahmoud Hassan lives and works in Nasr City, Egypt. One of his more recent projects is a series of images for Faber-Castell’s line of coloring pencils where various objects and animals are seamlessly fused with colored-pencil tips. All of the images are rather amusing but the one where the Dachshund’s rear end is transmorgified into a pencil tip is my favorite. The expression on the dog’s face is simply delightful. It’s as if he’s eagerly waiting for a chance to be rubbed onto a piece of paper.
Bakonyi Bence is a Hungarian photographer who is known for his strikingly crisp and realistic images with a surreal twist. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in photography at Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest. In his series “Nameless”, a bunch of objects (plus a rather small dog) is captured as they fall. The whole series elicits a feeling of wonderment. Bakonyi currently lives and works in Shanghai, China.
Josh Brill graduated from Maine College of Art with a degree in New Media Design. His minimalist, geometric portraits of dogs has made quite an impact on the internet. Even limited to geometric shapes, the different dog breeds are perfectly recognizable. He has also made a similar series featuring birds. Lumadessa, Josh’s art and design label, offers limited edition art prints and design products. The label utilizes premium materials and production methods resulting in timeless works with longer display lives.
Dogs are cute and fluffy. That being the case, it’s pretty hard to take a bad picture of a dog. Photographer Daniel Sadlowski does not take good pictures of dogs, he takes great portraits of them. Each furry subject is posed in such a way that highlights their best asset; be it their eyes, their floppy ears, or their furry necks. Daniel is also designs websites when not tinkering with his camera. He is currently based in Germany.
Theron Humphrey was born and raised in the Southern United States. He fell in love with photography while studying in the Appalachian Mountains. He woke up one morning with a the idea of re-connecting with common folks and their stories, thus was born his series “This Wild Idea”. While roaming around the country, he took his dog Maddie with him. “Maddie on Things” is an art project featuring Maddie, standing on top of random objects.
Marco Walker was born to a family of keen amateur photographers. His early exposure to galleries and museums must’ve been a factor in making him the photographer tat he is today. Although he has shot many stunning pictures of Yosemite Natural park using a digital camera and infrared light, he prefers to shoot with film and use natural light. According to him: “I have been lucky enough to visit many wonderful places, and it seems almost rude not to capture this in my work.”
Cristina Penescu was born in Bucharest in the late ’80s. Her love for art and nature began during early childhood. This love of nature is reflected deeply in her paintings, sketches and portraits of animals. Her work is so realistic that it takes a closer look to determine that they’re not black and white photos. Recently, she was accepted as a Signature Member of the world-renowned Society of Animal Artists.