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A VERY SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY//BAY AREA'S BEST DOG PHOTOGRAPHER JESSE FREIDIN

I can't believe a year has already gone by. Can you? Exactly one year ago today I was in the studio with a group of my close friends, sewing and taping and glueing and getting drooled on by some of my favorite dogs in the city. Pulling Polaroids and flashing strobes and laughing and pushing myself to be truly creative. What had begun as sort of a 'creative dare' had become a fully deveopled, living and breathing project. I love a good challenge, and I also love finding excuses to bring together ecclectic sources of inspiration. The Doggie Gaga Project was really just a reason to surround myself with talented, creative, and smart people who inspire me- and create something cooperatively. And that is exactly what we did.

The success of The Doggie Gaga Project can be attributed to many things. People like to talk about the great timing we had, the unique ideas, the artistry, etc. I like to attribute it to these things:

Anne and Dave at The Impossible Project, Craig, Meg, Zona, Summer, Kyl, Tina, Connor, Val, Rebecca + Rebecca, Alex, Nicole, Diana, Carolyn, Ana, Terra, Bert, Kelly, Booker, Gunther, Pancake, X-dog, Kiku, Bob, Jackson, and Jennings.

To celebrate the official One Year Anniversary of The Doggie Gaga Project, I've put together a video of never-before-seen footage of our first shoot, as well as a bunch of my favorite clippings and images. I hope you all enjoy looking at these as much as I do. It's a great marker for my career as a photographer, but more importantly has been an incredible lesson in staying true to your creative vision, pushing the limits, and allowing yourself to be an artist.

 

 

And a few of my favorite 'behind the scenes' shots, by two of my favorite San Francisco portrait and lifestyle photographers: Meg Messina and Christine Zona:

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ROUND 2 DOGGIE GAGA//FINE ART DOG PHOTOGRAPHER JESSE FREIDIN

The moment that everyone has been waiting for is finally here!

I want to thank my amazing team for all their efforts and creativity in making this a reality.  Also, a special thank you goes out to all the Doggie Gaga models - to everyone's surprise, they didn't mind the costumes (behold the power of peanut butter blueberry treats!!)  The experience is really indescribable in words, thus this time around, we are not only launching new photos, but also a behind-the-scenes video. Come take a look at the madness of the shoot, meet the doggie models, and see me manning one of my favorite stdio cameras.  I hope you enjoy this series as much as the first.  So without further ado...

Official photos of the Round 2 Doggie Models.

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During the shoot, two of my favorite Portrait Photographers in California  (Meg Messina and Christine Zona) were documenting the magic behind the scenes. You can visit their amazing blogs to hear their thoughts on the project, and see their behind the scenes photos:

Meg Messina' blog

Zona Photo's blog

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BEHIND THE SCENES WITH THE MAN//FINE ART DOG PHOTOGRAPHER JESSE FREIDIN

A big HELLO to the world of dogs and their humans!  I'm Diana [aka DC].  Recently, I was blessed with an amazing opportunity to intern as an assistant and project organizer for Jesse.  It has been both a ton of fun and hard work (but completely worth it!) as I get to learn from one of the best in what he does!  Yes, I work for Pancake as well - to him, I am one of his many human pillows. Jesse dedicates a lot of his time, energy, and passion into his fine art dog photography.  His pieces are vivid and captures the complete emotions and souls of the dogs.  What you see in those photographs are the end results of talent and hard work.  However, I feel that everyone should be allowed a few glimpses of what goes on behind the scenes at one of his sessions.  I had the incredible job of taking these shots of Jesse working with Jennings, a handsome nine year old golden retriever.  It was a great day for the photographer, the dog, and the intern.  I'll be keeping you posted with more fun stuff like this in the future.  Awesomeness.  Until next time!

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