• Day 185: I HAVEN’T FORGOTTEN YOU, GALGOS – some cover designs for a possible book

    Mar 28 2013
    A possible cover for a book on Galgos (and podencos)?

    A possible cover for a book on Galgos (and podencos)?

    While we continue wait to rescue the dogs bound for the restaurants I’m still thinking very hard about the photo book I want to do on the Galgos, the spanish hunting dogs, to raise awareness for their plight.

    I want the book to be big, coffee table size, and hardback. So it sits on teh table and says ‘LOOK AT ME!’

    Here are some possible covers. I’m thinking they should be embossed in DISTRESSED GOLD to get across the regal nature of these dogs. Which do you think is best?

    By the way if anyone knows anyone with lots of cash who wants to make this book happen put them in touch. It will take a few visits to spain.

    OPTION 2: Big and bold? Gold lettering across the front

    OPTION 2: Big and bold? Gold lettering across the front

     

    A more understated book - covered in fine linen with gold embossing. The colours reflect the spanish national flag (but also of course bull fighting...and blood)

    OPTION 3:  a more understated book – covered in fine linen with gold embossing. The colours reflect the spanish national flag (but also of course bull fighting…and blood). This is more in the tradtion of the fine-art photo book

     

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  • DAY 165: 7 REASONS TO BE (sort of) CHEERFUL…

    Feb 27 2013
    EBRO STANDS FOR FIRST TIME!!!

    EBRO STANDS FOR FIRST TIME…gulp!

    After all this bad news a sprinkling of good news..

    OK, this doesn’t make up for the sorry situation of the lost Galgo and Podenco in the last post, but its something positive at least. Feast on it while you can.

     

    1) Ebro, the Galgo that we suspect had both his front legs deliberately broken, has stood up for the first time. He’s done so actually a little BEFORE he is meant to but you can’t keep a good dog down

    GO EBRO !

    Resting on his front legs.

    Resting on his front legs.

    If any dog’s story is symbolic of the power of recovery in the face of so much suffering then his is the story.

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  • Day 161: HUNTING A HUNTING DOG (part 1). Trying to catch an abandoned Galgo

    Feb 21 2013
    The town in which multiple abandoned Galgos had been seen

    The town in which multiple abandoned Galgos had been seen

    Could I spend a day trying to capture abandoned Galgos?

    How many abandoned Galgos are running loose throughout Spain anyway?

    How do you capture a very very fast Greyhound?

    How common is it to see tortured or dead Galgos?

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  • VALENTINES SPECIAL – GALGO PRINTS FOR SALE: Buy photography, save dogs’ lives.

    Feb 14 2013
    Give some love, buy a print, help a dog in need

    Give some love, buy a print, help a dog in need

    Love dogs, not just each other!!!

    OK, my lovers.

    The Romeo and Juliet fantasy of romantic love is not the only type that counts: after all, it ended in young death, involves prickly roses and you might just fall off a balcony.

    Instead, why not love ALL things: nature, wildlife….dogs.

    Or…love a Galgo.

    arthouse

     

    If you want to read more about the terrible plight of these beautiful dogs please click here. They need YOUR help.

    Buy any one of the below prints and the money goes straight to saving Galgos (Spanish Greyhound hunting dogs).

    CLICK BELOW TO SEE THE PRINTS.

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  • DAY 150: THE RISE AND (almost) FALL OF THE GALGO – the story of the Spanish hunting dog

    Feb 10 2013
    Ebro - Charlotte's dog that I I photographed today against a white sheet I knicked from the hotel

    This is Ambo – Charlotte’s own rescued Gaglo that I photographed today in the sun against a white sheet I knicked from the hotel. More pics below.

    KEEP YOUR HEAD UP

    Charlotte (of www.112carlotagalgos.com, Galgo Rescue) leant across to me today and –  in a rare moment of calm between feeding the kids, cleaning the house, tending to Ebro, , worrying about the fundraising auction tomorrow and trying to fix the computer the cat has pissed on-  told me that running a dog sanctuary can be a dangerous game.

    ‘It can break up marriages.  Having to deal with so many injured dogs takes over your life. The suffering, the hours, the lack of money, it can lead  to depression and breakdowns. I’ve heard many stories about relationships collapsing because of the pressure…. ‘

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