We were recently asked for some advice on flying with dogs across the U.S. Clearly a large dog is not going to be able to fly with you in the plane cabin
Loose Leashes - Ron Schmidt
We came across Ron Schmidt, dog photographer, a while ago and just love his work! As he states in his website: "Ron’s love of photography started at age 9 with an old camera that his Uncle Russ gave him for Christmas. That day, he snapped his first dog photo of his collie Nicki and hasn’t stopped taking pictures of since (but now he has a way better camera)! Ron’s whimsical images have captured the hearts of dog lovers worldwide. His images can be found on stationary, home décor, calendars and in his latest Random House children’s book Dog-Gone School."
Dog Photographer (and more) - Tim Flach
Tim Flach has such an unusual, creative (and sometimes very funny) perspective in capturing dog images. We think his work is truly a piece of art. He's a world renown photographer, received numerous awards and has worked for top clients including National Geographic and The New York Times Magazine. As quoted in Intelligent Life (The Economist), "I like to use photography as a way of extending people's experiences". Eloquently stated on his website, "Possessing an enduring ability to challenge, surprise and provoke, Flach's work provides a unique glimpse into the extraordinary nature and complexity of our relationship with animals."
Senior Dogs Across America - Nancy LeVine
Photographer Nancy LeVine has received a lot of press (including the New York Times) about her inspiring eight-year endeavor, “Senior Dogs Across America.” Most of the dogs she photographs are more than 15 years old, but LeVine says she makes exceptions for larger breeds, which often don’t live as long. Although she captures images of canines in their final days, LeVine says "Senior Dogs Across America" isn't about the dogs' deaths, but the dignity of their aging. As she states in her blog: "I saw how the dog does it; how, without the human’s painful ability to project ahead and fear the inevitable, the dog simply wakes to each day as a new step in the journey. Though their steps might be more stiff and arduous, these dogs still moved through each day as themselves — themselves of that day and all the days before."
Who knows big dogs can be cute too? Large hybrid dogs are certainly the most adorable breeds you'll find!
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