Archive for the ‘Cats and Dogs’ Category

Guest Judge for the Furry Faces Contest on www.iheartfaces.com

December 16, 2011

I was recently asked to be the guest judge for this week’s Furry Faces photography competition on www.iheartfaces.com. If you are not familiar with this terrific website, you need to check it out. It is for budding photography enthusiasts as well as professional photographers interested in displaying their craft for both exposure and enjoyment.

I have to admit, judging the contest was overwhelming because there were simply so many good animal portraits. They ranged from traditional dog and cat portraits, kids with animals, and last but not least some “not so furry” animals such as ladybugs, frogs and even a preying mantis. With over 400 images to look at, it was hard to narrow it down to ten top choices. I liked so many, I tried to squeeze in five honorable mentions. They were that good.

Not sure if the finalists are up yet, but go to www.iheartfaces.com to see the winners. While you’re browsing you can also check out the interview about me at www.iheartfaces.com. Come back in a little bit and I will try to display some of the winning shots.  Enjoy! kim

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Sharper Cards New Postcards and Holiday Cards

October 12, 2011

For several years I have had a great partnership with Sharper Cards, a business to business card company based in Calgary CA. Sharper Cards provides the appointment cards that your local veterinary hospital sends you. My licensing line with Sharper Cards consists of notecards, postcards, and totebags. Below are a few samples of the newest designs. To view the Kim Levin™ line of cards at Sharper, go to: www.sharpercards.com

Featuring Bodhi, an English Bulldog puppy, on his skateboard

Featuring Scarlett, a bloodhound puppy, with her tennis ball

Featuring Jolie, a Golden Retriever, smiling

Featuring Alo, Breyer and Sophie hanging out

Featuring Snickers and Bailey cuddling together

Featuring Lulu and Ruth, two King Charles Spaniels, touching noses

Featuring Moxie and Milo, two yellow Labrador Retrievers, sharing a moment

Monmouth County SPCA Ad Campaign

August 17, 2011

For over ten years I have supported my local Monmouth County SPCA. My support started with the introduction of their yearly calendar which I photographed for four years. I recently had the honor of photographing an advertising campaign that is currently running from August through October here in Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex, NJ counties. The purpose of the campaign is to raise awareness about rescuing and adopting animals from the shelter. The Monmouth County SPCA is one of 50 shelters participating in the National ASPCA $100,000 Challenge. Each shelter’s goal is to increase the number of adoptions throughout the three month period vs. the previous year. There may be a shelter in your area that is participating in the ASPCA so check out your local shelter.

The MCSPCA is running both outdoor billboards and bus shelters as well as print ads and posters. Below are the billboards and posters.  Please visit www.monmouthcountyspca.org to learn more about the shelter and ways that you can help. www.kimlevin.com

New Molly & Fig Cards and Magnets

January 20, 2011

New year, new writing partner. I’ve teamed up with a terrific writer from Chicago named Megan Colleen McGlynn. Megan has officially taken over as the writer for Molly & Fig, a greeting card and magnet line featuring B&W dog and cat photography coupled with witty, funny text. The line is licensed and distributed by Calypso Cards throughout the US. To check out all of Megan’s great ad work go to: www.megancolleenmcglynn.com

Here are some samples of the new round of cards and magnets being sold in at the various gift shows around the country. 

Here are the magnets:

And here are two Holiday cards that will be available for next year.

Frenemies featured on msnbc.com

June 16, 2010

Frenemies. Cats, Dogs and Lessons in Getting Along was featured Monday, June 14th in the book section of the Today show website. Frenemies features images of cats and dogs together combined with text by Christine Montaquila, my writing partner, about friendship and the art of getting along. We’re thrilled that MSNBC.com decided to plug our fiesty book. We always thought it was a unique concept so we’re glad to see it finally getting it’s due. Check out the slideshow at: msnbc.com

Frenemies is available in all major bookstores and on www.amazon.com