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How does the saying go -- 'blondes have more fun'? I can never remember. All I know is that these two gorgeous Golden Retrievers were tail-wagging, tongue-lolling, and more than eager for a friendly butt scratch during our entire session. We just hung out on the front stoop (which had perfect open shade for photographing) and took it easy. The result was a very relaxed 'day in the life' series of images that capture the sibling relationship between these two wonderful creatures, and the devotion they constantly show their mom (who, by the way, is an amazing private dog walker in Los Angeles). After our session we walked out to the car and could see the Hollywood sign looming over us, up in the hills. Being a true man of adventure, my assistant and I dusted off the layers of Golden Retriever hair from our clothes, put on our hiking shoes, and headed out for a quick little hike - see photos here.




Sometimes it's hard being an only child- you get bored, nobody understands you, there's never anyone to play with. It's a rough life. Pancake, being the spoiled only child he is, has been asking me for a brother every day for the past few months. "Dad, I'm soooooooooo bored. This is boring! We go to work and you do stuff and all I get to do is fart on people and sleep. Booooooooooring!". So, being the good dad that I am, I recently granted Pancake his wish. The stork delivered a very unique, and 2-dimensional, dog brother in flat 'standard mail' package. His name was Flat Brutus, and he visited us for a few weeks- traveling with me from San Francisco, to Los Angeles, to Boston, Cape Cod, and New York. Here is our story: First, Pancake and Flat Brutus had some serious catching up to do. P: "Hi, I'm Pancake. Are you my new brother?"  FB: "....."   P: "Um, why aren't you moving? You're really skinny. No one gives you treats? I get treats all the time."   FB: "......"   P: "Whatever, you're flat. That's cool."   FB: "......"

Then Pancake took Flat Brutus to one of his favorite spots in Cape Cod:   P: "We've got a pretty sick view from up on this hill, Brutus."    FB: "...."

Then we all went to visit Boogie- one of our favorite Boston Terriers on the planet!

Boogie's mom is the infamous Lili Chin- mastermind behind Doggie Drawings, and creator of the original Flat Brutus illustration! It was a heartwarming reunion for everyone involved:

Finally, I took Flat Brutus for a brisk walk up to the Hollywood sign.

I think he really enjoyed basking in the lime-light, and told me he had hopes of getting his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame one day. Being the good dad that I am, I told him that if he tried hard enough, he just might achieve that goal. Then I stuffed him back in his envelope and sent him on his way.

Want to get involved in the Flat Brutus Project? You can! It's fun, easy, and raises crucial funding for the French Bulldog Rescue Network.




Well, we've arrived. Again. It's my third trip to Los Angeles this year, and so far things are going swimmingly. In preparation for the long, busy week ahead, my assistant and I took a trip up to the Hollywood sign. I've always wanted to hike up there, touch the sign, photograph the sign, get close to that mysterious, historic icon. Up close and personal it's just like any other sign. Kind of big, kind of dirty, kind of hard to photograph. But, it was a great way to get the creative juices flowing.

Tomorrow we get all cleaned up and head to BuddhaBark's Wonderpark, in celebration of the MTV Movie Awards. It's going to be an amazing weekend of meeting some big names in Hollywood, introducing them to my photography, and just getting a chance to chat a bit, one on one. I've got some great marketing materials, great big prints, and a great team behind me for this event, and I can't wait to knock the socks off of LA.

And who's that funny little fellow riding shotgun in my car? He's flat, he's cute..... must be Flat Brutus! Much more on Flat Brutus coming up, but if you're curious - check out his website.