Indre Cukuraite is a London-based photographer, who has been inviting dogs to sit in her studio for the last three years. From early childhood she spent summers on her grandmother’s farm, surrounded by animals. In her work, she aims to recreate the dynamic of the childhood relationship she had with dogs. Indre photographs them with dignity, by positioning them higher, and captures the human-like qualities in their body language and portrayal of emotions. The dogs stare through her camera lens directly into the viewer’s eye with gentle authority, claiming to be an equal in their relationship with their human.
Helen is a creative animal lover who has text appeal and likes her puns intended. Helen has had the honour to share her life with parrots, mice, guinea pigs, cats, dogs, and horses. She got her first dog at the age of 11, sold to her as a pure pedigree, but the dog decided to grow into a mixture of many breeds and characters. That was the beginning of lifelong love, understanding, and a connection to dogs.
Helen works as a Creative Director. When she's not walking her dog, riding her horse, or creating, you can find her on the beach reading a thesaurus and looking for inner peace.
Dogma, a book wherein dogs get to hold the definite authoritative tenet, provides a distinct point of view. And it's one that readers will find both amusing and insightful.
In her previous books, photographer Kim Levin touchingly chronicled our affection for dogs in evocative images and words. Now she's applied her creative energy to Dogma, an attractive volume that details a dog's life. More important, Dogma, is a code of living for dogs by dogs. But humans just might want to pay attention, too--Dogma, presents seemingly innocent lessons that would be valuable for everyone to learn.
Throughout Dogma,, canines of all varieties demonstrate the good life in entertaining photos by Levin and carefree maxims written by Erica Salmon:
* Befriend all sorts of creatures.
* Explore your own backyard.
* Smile even if your teeth aren't perfect.
* Sniff out a situation before running into it.
* Let loved ones call you silly names like "Stinky" and "Sweet Pea."
Together, the words and pictures create a clever take on how life should be lived. Dog lovers and anyone looking for the simple life will savor this wonderful book.
In the first half of The Photographer’s Guide to Posing, Lindsay discusses how the camera sees, and thus how camera angle, lens choice, and perspective all affect the appearance of your subject. Lindsay then covers things that ruin a pose—such as placement of the hands, and your subject’s expression and posture. Next, Lindsay dives into “posing essentials,” outlining her approach to start with a “base pose,” then build on that to create endless posing opportunities. She also discusses posing the face—with specific sections dedicated to the chin, jaw, eyes, and forehead—as well as posing hands.
In the second half of the book, Lindsay dedicates entire chapters to posing specific subject matter: women, men, couples, curvy women, families and small groups, and large groups. In each chapter, Lindsay addresses that subject matter’s specific challenges, provides “go-to poses” you can always use, and covers how to train the eye to determine the best pose for your subject(s). Lindsay also teaches you how to analyze a pose so that you can create endless posing opportunities and continuously improve your work.