Archive for the ‘dog photography’ Category

Reilly Portraits Series 1

April 4, 2014

I took these portraits of my dog Reilly today. She was unusually cooperative sitting for me against a white backdrop. Reilly is a rescued border collie/terrier mix. I hope you enjoy her portraits.

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Reilly BW Portrait 1

Reilly BW 4

Reilly BW Portrait 2

Reilly BW 3

Reilly BW Portrait 3

Reilly BW 1

Reilly BW Portrait 4

Reilly BW 2

Reilly BW Portait 5

Head Shot BW

Reilly BW Head Shot

Reilly Nose

Reilly Snout

Reilly looking up

Reilly Looking Up

Reilly Talking

Reilly Talking

Reilly looking serious
Reilly Color Portrait 1

Kim is available for commissioned portraits throughout the Tri-State area. To view her portfolio, go to: http://www.kimlevin.com


Kuranda Dog Beds – Commercial Work

January 21, 2014
Milo relaxing on his Kuranda bed

Milo relaxing on his Kuranda bed

I am excited to share some recent work I did for Kuranda Dog Beds. I was tasked with photographing several dogs for their new packaging. They are still in the process of finalizing their packaging but as soon as they do, I will share the final product. In the meantime, I thought it would be fun to share some of the outtakes from the photo shoots.

Milo on Kuranda bed

Milo on Kuranda bed

Remy on his Kuranda bed

Remy on his Kuranda bed

Another fun one of Remy

Another fun one of Remy

Violet on her Kuranda bed

Violet on her Kuranda bed

Bailey on Kuranda bed

Bailey on Kuranda bed

My photography services are available for all kinds of commercial work including print ads, product packaging and brochures/catalog images. To inquire about my rates, please feel free to contact me directly at kim@kimlevin.com.

www.kimlevin.com

 

MCSPCA Homeward Bound 2014 Calendar

January 2, 2014
2014 Cover

2014 Cover

This year I had the honor of photographing the Monmouth County SPCA 2014 calendar, a fundraising program I started with the shelter 10 years ago. After a six year break , I was thrilled to be back photographing some very happy rescued animals from the MCSPCA. We selected a terrific group of dogs, cats and a giant rabbit named Fiona. The calendar is still available and can be purchased directly on the shelters’ website at www.monmouthcountyspca.org

Below are the images that appear in the calendar as well as some of my favorite outtakes that didn’t make the cut. Enjoy! 

 

Angie Tongue

Angie Tongue

 

Cole

Cole

 

Casper playing the Organ

Casper playing the Organ

 

Maggie taking a break

Maggie taking a break

Tyrus

Tyrus

Alan on Steps

Alan on Steps

Icarus

Icarus

 

Socrates the Wise Soul

Socrates the Wise Soul

 

Peanut

Peanut

 

Marvelous Marv

Marvelous Marv

 

Fiona the Giant Rabbit

Fiona the Giant Rabbit

Angie Smiling

Angie Smiling

 

Alan Moping

Alan Moping

 

Tyrus Jumping

Tyrus Jumping

 

Icarus Talking

Icarus Talking

 

Cole posing

Cole Posing

 

 

Commercial and Catalog Shoots

June 19, 2013

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Reggie, a German Shepherd, modeling a Dean & Tyler™ harness and leash.

I recently photographed a catalog for Dean & Tyler dog products. Dean & Tyler™ make beautiful hand crafted collars, harnesses and leases for dogs. You can view their products at www.DeanAndTyler.com. Here are a few more images I shot for the catalog.

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Herman, a French Bulldog, rocking The Warrior collar.

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Remy, an English Bulldog, wearing one of their classic leather harnesses.

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Sasha and Oliver, Great Danes, wearing matching collars and leashes.

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Tuck, a Rhodesian Ridgeback, modeling the Tamed Beauty collar and leash.

Kim Levin is available for commercial and corporate animal photography.

For more information about rates, contact Kim at www.kimlevin.com or email Kim directly at kim@kimlevin.com

Saying Goodbye Sympathy Book and Card Line

October 18, 2012

 

 

As many of you know who are familiar with my photography, two years ago we lost our beloved dog Charlie. While I had loved and lost dogs growing up, I hadn’t experienced the heartbreak of losing a dog as an adult. We adopted Charlie, a border collie/ greyhound mix, back in 1998 when I published my first book Why We Love Dogs. I took countless portraits of him over the twelve years that we had him. Nothing really prepares you for the loss of a family pet but the one thing I know from going through the experience, is that it helped me immensely to talk with other people who had shared the same loss.

At the time when we said goodbye to Charlie, Erica Salmon, my friend and writing partner on our book Dogma, was also mourning the loss of her bulldog Peaches who was 15 years old at the time. Erica and I both knew that we needed somewhere to put our grief and realized that there might be a way to alleviate or share in a loved one’s grief if there was a book about such loss. After many months of development the concept of Saying Goodbye was born. Our thinking was it would be a simple book of comforting words and black & white timeless portraits that people could give to friends and family when a pet passed. I know if someone had given me such a book, it would have brought me a great deal of comfort.

We found a great partner who shared our passion for this kind of project. For many years, I have worked closely with Sharper Cards in Calgary, Canada and they seemed like the perfect partner to bring our vision to reality. Sharper Cards and their US counterpart Smart Practice are due to release Saying Goodbye this January 2013. they will be offering the book as a part of their extensive vet network throughout the US and Canada. We also have a companion sympathy card line which you can view a few samples below:

The idea was to make the book available to anyone who wants to be able to share it with a friend, so please feel free to contact me directly (kim@kimlevin.com) if you would like to have access to the book. If you are a vet office or work in a vet office and you want to arrange for your office to carry the book, you can contact Sharper Cards directly at kritchie@e-sharper.com

The cover of Saying Goodbye features Zipper, a yellow lab, I photographed several years ago. Sadly, Zipper passed away this year, but I know that her owners find comfort in her lasting images and memories they have of her. Many of the dogs and cats featured in the book also have passed away and they are honored in the dedication page.

Dogs from Ground Zero

September 11, 2012

Back in 2001, a few weeks after Sept. 11th, I was sent to photograph the dogs working at Ground Zero by Bark Magazine. I was living in Red Bank, NJ at the time so I took the train into the city and made my way down to Ground Zero. I knew it wasn’t going to be an easy assignment but I knew I had a job to do and I felt like all the experience I had up until that point, had prepared me for that moment. Part of the reason I was given the assignment is that I had photographed a book called “Working Dogs. Tales from Animal Planet’s K-9 to 5 World” (Discovery Books/Random House) in 2000, and several of the dogs featured in Working Dogs were search and rescue dogs.

Below are some of the photographs that I took on that day and that were published in Bark Magazine the Fall of 2001.

“Loki at WTC”

“Loki with Vets and Police Office Ulmer”

“Loki”

“NYPD Canine Unit Hat”

Additionally, my publishing company, Andrews McMeel, had asked if I had any photographs of dogs with the American Flag. I didn’t but I told them I would be honored to go out and take some. I took my dog Charlie around my neighborhood. It wasn’t hard finding American Flags in front of homes – almost every other house had one on their front porch. This picture is the result of that shoot. Charlie is no longer with us, like so many others that day. Here’s my tribute to them.

“Charlie with Flag”

Published in Dogma 2002 (Andrews McMeel Publishing)

Looking back at all of these photographs brings back all of the heartache and hope of those days following September 11th. I lost a friend that day. This post is dedicated to Jim Walsh, one of the nicest guys I ever met.

Newfoundland Friendship Card

June 11, 2012

Inside Greeting: So glad you’re you.

This Molly & Fig™ Card of the Day features Mr. Blue, a gorgeous Newfoundland, who hails from New Canaan, CT. Photographed 2011, Mr. Blue is the first Newfie to grace the Molly & Fig™ line. It’s about time. Molly & Fig™ cards and magnets are available in gift and stationary stores throughout the U.S. To find a store near you, go to http://www.calypsocards.com/StoreLocator.asp

If you have a pet-related store in NJ or NY and are interested in carrying the Molly & Fig™ line, contact kim@kimlevin.com

Pug Greeting Card

June 4, 2012

Inside Greeting: Happy Birthday you little party animal.

Happy Monday – Here’s the Molly & Fig™ Card of the Day featuring Bentley, the pug puppy. To view the entire Molly & Fig line of cards, go to: www.calypsocards.com

If you are interested in carrying Molly & Fig in your store, contact kim@kimlevin.com

For a list of stores that carry the line, go to: http://www.calypsocards.com/StoreLocator.asp

 

Goldendoodle Greeting Card

May 21, 2012

Inside Greeting: It’s Bring Your Own Stick, right?

I am excited to introduce the new release for Molly & Fig™. These new cards and magnets are being launched at the NYSS show in New York City this week. This card features Clarke, an animated Goldendoodle. This entire collection is written by the fabulous Megan Colleen McGlynn, copywriter and animal advocate extraordinaire.

Clarke was photographed in my neck of the woods, along the Shrewsbury River in Shrewsbury, NJ. Molly & Fig™ greeting cards and magnets are available in gift and stationary stores throughout the US, Canada and Australia. If you have a pet-related store in the NY, NJ or Chicago area and would like to carry the cards, you can contact kim@kimlevin.com. To view the entire line, go to www.calypsocards.com

Check back tomorrow for the Molly & Fig™ Card of the Day.

Dean & Tyler Dog Products

May 7, 2012

It’s been a while since I have posted something new. It has been a busy few months so I thought it would be fun to share a few photographs from a product shoot that I recently shot for Dean & Tyler, a company that makes hand crafted leather collars, harnesses and leashes for dogs. Dean & Tyler products have been featured on Animal Planet, in Cesar’s Way Magazine, Modern Dog Magazine, Fido Friendly Magazine and Pet Style News. Please visit their website www.deantylerproducts.com to see their striking products. Here are a few of my favorites:

Reggie

Reggie

Tuck

Tuck

Scarlett

Scarlett

Remy

Remy

Sasha and Oliver

Oliver

Herman

Herman