• 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 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 75: Is caring for animals a bit mental??

    Nov 26 2012

     

    Is there an animal shaped hole in my heart?

    Do people that care intensely for animals have something missing from their lives?

    I think maybe I do…

    I have spent two days and three nights feeling crap about leaving that little dog behind in the dust and darkness.  It’s glinting eyes are still burning a hole through my heart. If only I had quickly climbed over the fence, if only I had been braver then by now it would be on the way to Germany and a better life. My moment of indecision was it’s lifetime of misery. This seems a sorry  exchange.

    But why do I feel this strongly?

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