Sophie Gamand

05.12.2013 in15:59 in Nature, animals -->


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I am a French photographer haling from Saint-Cyr-au-Mont-d’Or, a charming village near Lyon, France. Having moved to New York in 2010 , I decided to dedicate my photography to pets and our relationship with them. I believe Pet Photography is under-represented in the Photography world, and often regarded as an inferior art form. I strive to show the world how Pet Photography can be a true art form in itself, while exploring the human society through the things we do with our pets.

I run a Pet Photography business and I am available for private sessions and commercial shoots. I also work on personal series (like Opera Dogs, Dog Vogue) and on a few book projects.
As an artist, it’s important to give back to my community. In New York, there are many shelters and rescue groups that work hard to make abandoned pets’ lives better. Idonate my skills and time to rescue groups, especially to The Sato Project, a dog rescue saving dogs in Puerto Rico (read more about this on my Dead Dog Beach page and on my Sato Project page). Once their Sato rescues arrive in NYC, they stop by my studio for an official head-shot. I love this moment, when I gave these dogs their dignity back (portraits of Satos). (via)

Sophie Gamand