Pet photography is a hard genre to master, but this L.A based commercial photographer has it figured out and is putting his skills to good use.
We’ve all heard the terror stories about Pit Bulls and how they’re a dangerous breed of dog. One photographer though is doing his best to raise awareness about this kind, playful breed through a new campaign on Indiegogo. By creating a big book full of headshots that show off Pit Bulls playful sides, Peter Michelena is hoping to remove the stigma that surrounds these dogs through pet photography. Read on after the break to find out more about how this commercial photographer is trying to change peoples perceptions of Pit Bulls one headshot at a time.
One day, Peter took his rescued Pit Daisy to his L.A based studio and thought it would be fun to do some pet photography. He shared those images online and was surprised by the wonderful response he received from people who wanted pictures of their Pits too. That was his Aha moment. From then on he set out to create a way that would help promote Pit Bull awareness, and show this misunderstood breed of dog in good light.
Peter leveraged the social aspect of Instagram and begun advertising for locals who owned Pit Bulls to come on down to his studio. Over the course of 12 months, Peter had over 200 people show up at his West Hollywood studio with their playful pooches. The book came together after a few months of research into layouts and how to make it visually appealing, and now The Big Book of Pit Bull Headshots From Hollywood is complete.
The Indiegogo campaign has a goal of $10,000 and has so far reached $690 in backing. There are of course various perks available depending on how much you back the project with items ranging from a signed print, to a personal pet photography shoot all being offered. If you want to see some awesome pet photography, and would like to back this campaign hit the link below.