Welcome to Week 13 of the Pet Photography 52 Weeks Project. This week’s theme is “Urban”.
Country dog visits the big smoke
I’m in the midst of my photo sessions for my upcoming inaugural fundraising book project “Teeny Tiny Dogs and their Stories” … a beautiful coffee table book celebrating the stories of lap dogs of Sydney, Central Coast, Newcastle, and the Great Lakes region and beyond with heartfelt photography and a gorgeous, limited edition Coffee Table Book – all whilst raising much needed funds and awareness for teeny tiny dogs in need.
The rescue group I am supporting in this project is “Paws for Thought” Rescue (PFT) … a teeny tiny rescue group consisting of one Superwoman and her husband and a handful of dedicated volunteers who help with various needs such as transport, photography and fundraising. This group focuses on rescuing very senior and very small dogs from NSW pounds and various other sources. There are endless stories on the dogs who have found sanctuary and new loving families all because of what Marika does for them… the best of home care, vet care and above all, love.
So not surprisingly, quite a few of the dogs registered to feature in my book are ex-PFT dogs, including this little man. His name at PFT was “Norty Nathan” for various reasons you can find out about if you search their Facebook page. Today he is simply known as Nathan and affectionately known as Natey. On Wednesday I had the pleasure of meeting Natey and his Mum and photographing him for the book. Now Natey is a country boy these days, living on an idyllic farm with a menagerie of other rescued animals including goats, ducks, chickens and other dogs. So when Natey’s Mum selected the inner west of Sydney for Natey’s session, I instantly thought of our amazing street art in the back streets of Newtown and St Peters. What a great contrast to his life on the farm.
We met in the carpark at Sydney Park, took a few photos there before walking across to May Lane where there is some of Sydney’s best street art all in one quiet area safely tucked away from the busy traffic of the Princes Highway. Now I can’t give too much away here as the session was for the book, but here are a few sneak peeks which fit this week’s theme perfectly!
Finally, can you believe that Natey here is 16 years old? He rocked it!
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Teeny Tiny Dogs and their Stories is here! Stay tuned to my Facebook and Instagram accounts for sneak peeks!
On Sunday morning I’m off to further develop my photography skills in Queenstown New Zealand at #BarkZealand with some of the best dog photographers in the world so I can’t wait to share updates, and I’ll hopefully have time to keep up with the blog circle.
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Great blog post. I love all the colorful murals!!
My heart belongs to the senior pups and Natey is simply too cute for words. For a country boy he is looking right at home in the city.
I love all the graffiti! Great colors.