I am so excited to see my photo in the Modern Dog magazine for winter! They used a photo of a little dog that I found on the street and took care of while looking for his owner. We called him Dumb-Dumb because he really was so dumb compared to my terrier. He was cheerful all the time, oblivious to anything negative, didn’t understand “No”, and had a cute smile and professional snuggling skills. He was micro-chipped and returned to his owner after being lost for half a year. I am guessing he had another owner in that time, but somehow ended up living at a tire change yard, living off of the taco truck. When I found him his hair was matted, gray, and he had dread-locks. It was rainy, cold, and he was living on a very busy industrial street in Oakland.
When I first started photography- I was very worried about copyright theft. However as I refine my skills, I am see that my skills then are nothing compared to what I know today. I know that in another year I will look back and think the same of the photos I take today. With this attitude of wanting to share my work, I contacted several dog magazines to see if they would like to use my work. I was thrilled to hear back from an editor at Modern Dog who liked my work and wanted to use a photo of DumbDumb and me at the dog park in Alameda, California. I wasn’t even taking myself seriously as a photographer, but I was so excited at the opportunity! I almost didn’t believe it would actually happen until I saw the posting today online!
The article is a well written analysis on the gender divide; what men and women look for in a dog, how dogs fulfill men and women in different ways, and why people with dogs are considered more attractive. Read it HERE.
Here is a screen shot of the photo in the actual article. I’m waiting for the official magazine in the mail. They cropped the photo- but the original is in my blog post from October about Saving Lost Dogs (HERE). If the print version is different, I will post it later!
Seeing my name getting credit is stupendous! I am very encouraged by the results I am seeing in just setting a goal and taking action. Imagine what you can do if you set even more goals! Thank your to my friends and family for their support, photographer peers, and fellow creatives that root for me.