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Pryor’s Planet

I’ve been looking for ways to expand my business, art, and experience, and recently a great opportunity fell into my lap. Okay, maybe it jumped up into my lap. Pryor’s Planet is a non-profit dog rescue, foster, and adoption group founded in memory of the great Richard Pryor and his love of all animals.

I became involved with Pryor’s Planet through my wonderful girlfriend, and noticed that the pictures they used on the various adoption websites never captured the character or love that the dogs give out so freely. I decided to volunteer my time and talent to take some amazing pictures of each animal to help in the fight to get them a safe and permanent home. It was a wonderful learning experience, and much hard work. There is an idiom for filmmakers and photographers to “never shoot children or animals,” as they are almost impossible to make cooperative. Knowing this ahead of time, I didn’t go into the shoots thinking that I had to get the amazing shots that day. Another day of my time wouldn’t be the end of the world, and I wanted to have the freedom to get to know the animal and spend a bit of time to make sure that they were comfortable.

All my worry and preparation was either in vain or unnecessary, because these dogs were absolutely amazing and the sessions turned out much better than I could have imagined. Please take a moment to take a look at these wonderful dogs and check out the website for Pryor’s Planet. If you are interested in adopting any of these animals, or are interested in offering your time and home as a foster provider, please email me and I would be happy to connect you to Caitlin at Pryor’s Planet.


Here are the highlights. Be careful not to fall in love with all of them. You’ve been warned.

One Response

  1. Lisa H.

    Wow, I love these! The one ear up, one ear down kills me!!

    November 4, 2011 at 9:47 pm

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