Portraying Pit Bulls with @sophiegamand
New York photographer Sophie Gamand (@sophiegamand) first started the Pit Bull Flower Power series to show the breed in a new, softer light. She teamed up with several rescue groups to photograph pit bulls that were up for adoption with a new perspective to open hearts. Sophie creates headpieces for every photo shoot, patiently gluing fake flowers together in different shapes and sizes then matching the color and styles to the dog. “People are afraid of them, but the fact I was able to put flower crowns on their heads and photograph them like this says a lot about their temperament! They were all sweet and loving.”
When it comes to working with canine models, Sophie explains her process: “I make little noises behind the camera to catch their attention when I photograph the dogs, and very often they would come over to check on me and kiss me.”
On set, Sophie has a handler to help distract the dogs from the crowns delicately balanced on their heads. She views the shoot as a mini-training session for the dogs. “Usually after the shoot they are ready to go to bed.”
KAWS’s Man’s Best Friend
Brian Donnelly's (@kaws) latest show Man’s Best Friend at Honor Fraser Gallery (@honorfrasergallery) in Los Angeles includes new sculpture, drawings and eye-popping, precise paintings on shaped canvases. “I try to understand why certain experiences stick with me and repeat over and over in my head while I go about my day,” he says. “I try to create work that will have this same effect.”
KAWS began as a graffiti artist and rose to international acclaim. His phenomenally popular work has even been featured as a float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The show for Honor Fraser is a fresh approach to his bold yet cryptic reinterpretations of popular culture.“The work in this show is a marriage between the familiar and abstract, the stark and colorful,” he says.
Mi Mamá me contaba que de niño era demasiado curioso y que con mis juguetes no me duraban porque los desarmaba para darme cuenta que tenían por dentro o para saber que tenían adentro y que siempre preguntaba para que servia tal cosa !! Y hoy encontrarme con este Niño con este Angelito de Dios me hizo recordar todo eso, se me acerco y me pregunto, para que sirve esa cosa le dije que para tomar fotografías y me dijo yo quiero tomar también y pues se tiro un par de fotografías, son este tipo de detalles que llenan mi corazón de alegría y sentir como Dios obra en mi vida, Nunca dejemos de ser Niños y enculquemos sueños a nuestros Niños !! #DiosEsBueno