Tim Flach takes portraits of animals, many of which are dogs. His expressive portraits are much like human portraits rather than snaps of dogs in their natural habitats. There is an emphasis on the traits of the particular kind of dog he is photographing almost as if he is trying to exaggerate what is already there. I can’t imagine what it is like to get that one great shot, especially with an animal who is far less cooperative than a human!
Are you looking to pay homage to your dog, but don’t want to go the painted portrait route? Why not get a custom mosaic by Martin Brown?
Each piece is made up of of thousands of pieces of hand cut glass mosaic that are assembled to produce an exquisite representation of your pet. Based in Barcelona, Martin works with US and non-US customers alike, working from a selection of photos or specific photo of your dog. He will work with you to select the best photo and can even retouch or alter the photos to bring out the best form, color or shape before he begins the mosaic. The commissioned works are about 28″ x 24″ in order to get the best detail possible, and take about four weeks to complete.
Gemma Correll’s love for the pug gets expressed in her most recent illustration — Pugs Not Drugs. Grab yourself a tote bag or a greeting card from All Mighty, and while you’re there can you pick me up a Boston love mug?
Rachael Rossman will create a picture perfect watercolor painting of your furry friend. Her signature style looks like beautiful water droplets on paper. Rachael lives and works in Oregon where she is also a mom with a day job (I don’t know how she does it all!). If you are interested in having a portrait done (she also does people!), contact her here or you can visit her Etsy shop.
Can you recognize the famous pair in the first portrait?
Gerald the dog is Lazerian’s mascot, and for Designersblock in Milan during Salone this week, Lazerian has created some very special multi-colored Geralds. Check out more photos on their Facebook page.
Photos: MTV/Jesse Freiden
Pet photographer Jesse Freiden is taking doggie portraits to a whole new level. He’s transforming them into Little Monsters, Lady Gaga style, in his latest endeavor: The Doggie Gaga Project.
Maarten Wetsema is a photographer from The Netherlands who focuses on quirky dog portraits. Take a look at his portfolio — it’s quite unique.