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loves: you win if you guessed "pets" and "museums". Also books, art history, travel, British punk, Korean kimchi, bindis, martinis, and other things TBD. I will always make it very clear if a post is sponsored in any way. Drop me a line at thepetmuseum AT gmail.com !

Sunday, August 31, 2014

treats+kiss+safety: susan sabo

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"But there's no dog in this photo," you say.  Oh yes there is.  On the blackboard, a longhand calculation distills everything involving the rescue of a creature, beginning with what we all lament: "puppy - love = pound (misery x loneliness do not erase).  But add more parameters to the calculation: "+ people (treats + fingers through gate) = expectation." Throw in $35 and a car trip, and the results start looking up very much indeed.  This is "The Shelter Dog Equation," by Long Beach CA photographer Susan Sabo.  She specializes in environmental and animal portrait photography, though anything may catch her eye, and donates time and income to several causes, not least her local shelter and the Humane Society.
Her Etsy shop contains a section dedicated to her series on Shelter Dogs.  Their simplicity and pathos are much worth the looking (I know I'm preaching to the converted here).  Her portraiture lets the nature of the dog speak for him/her self, as in this charming Happy French Bulldog.  All in all, excellent craftmanship and heart.

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