I am really excited, the reason for my excitement is that I am embarking on a personal project. I love personal projects because they lead me on an adventure where I get to meet new people, new dog breeds, learn new things and in the end of this one hopefully make a nice donation to rescue group (maybe 2) that focus on a Sighthound Breed. The first group that has been identified is ReGap (Retired Greyhounds as Pets).
You may ask, why Sighthounds. Have you met one? Or spent time with one? Their every movement is artistic. They pose like models without even knowing it. These breeds are also some of the sweetest, most loving gentle and patient pups I have ever met.
Flattery of Tales and Tails Blog
Back to the project nuts and bolts:
The project entails capturing Sighthound breeds of course. Most of us know the Greyhound, Italian Greyhound, Irish Wolfhound but I hope to dive deeper. I want to bring out some of the other Sighthounds that are less common like the Deerhounds, Afghans, Salukis, Pharaoh Hounds and more.
Elsa- Irish Wolfhound puppy
My primary goal is to capture images of them that highlight their natural beauty and form. Some of the images will be taken in studio and some will be taken outdoors.
The second step is to take the best of the best, have them printed in a few mediums and find a local gallery to host a public showing, dog friendly of course. Images at the show available for purchase as well as a few other print items.
Bunny of Tales and Tails Blog
The last and final step is to take a percentage of all the proceeds from the sales and donate it to a rescue that focuses on helping these beautiful creatures find a loving home once they are retire.
Mr Oscar Goldman- Ibizan Hound
My last request is for you…Can you help me make this project a reality? If you have one of the rare breeds, contact me at email@example.com and I will share further details with you and get some information from you about your dog. Please include a photo of your dog in your email, keep in mind this is Sighthounds only! (ie. Afghan Hound, Azawakh, Borzoi, Chart Polski, Galgo Español, Greyhound, Irish Wolfhound, Italian Greyhound, Saluki, Scottish Deerhound, Silken Windhound, Sloughi, Whippet, Basenji, Ibizan Hound)
Each owner will receive a free 8x10 of their dog and an online gallery from the session.
Thanks to ReGap and its followers I have all variations of Grey’s covered, Ibizan’s have been captured, Irish Wolfhound is covered also, and I am working at this time on scheduling Salukis.
Khyot & Nessa- Senior Borzoi
Do you know of a gallery or space that would host this showing? Dog Friendly? firstname.lastname@example.org
My goal for the showing would be early 2016. The date depends on scheduling of shoots and cost of printing images for display…unless I find sponsors. Who knows, we may even find a Sighthound coffee table book in this adventure.