Bassets have a reputation for being slow and lazy, but these hunting dogs enjoy long, rambling walks.
Today’s selection is yet another from my favorite labrador.
In order to assuage the constant mom guilt (yes it’s really tough to run a business, even one you love, and still have time for your family)there were frequent photo sessions styled by my most fashion conscious child. There was always a new backdrop or lighting combination that needed testing .
This dog loved it all, bathing suits, high heels...nothing was off limits. People in our Chicago neighborhood began to call her the “Dog in the Red Push-up Bra” which incidentally will be another post.... in color of course.
Sometimes a buddy brings a big smile in the grumpiest subject.
As the float approached my lens, I began thinking about what photos I may have in my collection that resembled that dog.
It’s Sunday morning. Don’t you think you should run a brush through your hair before heading off to Grandma’s house?
It’s that time of year when the travel bug is biting. After a few months in this sweater, I’m longing to let my fur fly freely in a tropical breeze.
“Look up. That’s the secret of life.” ~Snoopy
On this fifth day in the Year of the Dog, I’m choosing a quote from one of America’s most beloved beagles. And if these two bad boys can do it .... so can you.
Here is a perfect image where no words are necessary.
It’s been a ruff year for Washington. I selected this image for the fourth day of The Year of the Dog. In the 2000 presidential election in which there was a 36 day delay due to a recount of Florida ballots. In the end Al Gore conceded to George W Bush. I shot these images for a holiday card, titled in my Archives as “Broken Chad”. The film was FUJI NPS, known for its brilliant color and accurate skin tones.
the back of the card was the candidate in a solo shot with a thought bubble “I’ll never concede”
Enjoy! And Happy Presidents Day.
“I don’t do fashion, I am fashion.” -Coco Chanel
Day 3 in the Year of the Dog I’ve chosen one of my favorite pups to feature. A simple necklace as well as a timeless chair can make a memorable low depth portrait. Be sure to follow my Instagram page for all of my canine candids.
MUFASA...KING of the URBAN JUNGLE. Hear me roar, then come and pet my head!
Kicking off this New Year with the baddest bitch of them all. This Labrador could work the camera with skills only found in a supermodel.
Be sure to follow my Instagram page for 365 days of canine love!
All things French, a sweet treat, taken from the archives of Barb Levant Photo. July 1999.
camera Hasselblad 500 CM
wardrobe and styling also by Barb Levant and my ever trusty Singer sewing machine
..... at the end of the day there's always Cannes
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Please remember most dogs are afraid of fireworks!
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Shot with a Hasselblad 500 CM using Kodak Verichrome Pan, promising extremely fine grain and rich tonality, developed in Microdol X
I started today as usual, with my morning dog walk. I ran into my neighbor Susann walking her dog. She apologized for walking her dog in her nightgown, but she had just opened a Mother's Day gift from her daughter, a scarf, and it matched perfectly with her nightgown. Throw caution to the wind, wear your nightgown, to all the women of style out there... a very Happy Mother's Day!
Many things have changed since this ad appeared in the Spring of 1995. I remember waiting impatiently for the rain to stop so I could get outside and start shooting! This weekend , SATURDAY MAY 6, and SUNDAY MAY 7 has lots of openings. I'm still shooting the Spring Special, still making wonderful memories for your families, and still putting out the best images out there. Thank you again, for all of your support.