Hmmmm. Working with kids and animals….love them. Try working with Barney, Angelina, Clyde, Fox and Lassie –the cutest homeless dogs on the planet. They didn’t quite get the set lingo. Freeze! Hold it! Love it! Beautiful baby! The light loves you! Dogs wanting green jelly beans, diet Pepsi and a doggy trailer with a star on it lathered with mucho petting and lots of attention. It wasn’t the day for me to wear my black is the new black ensemble…..now sitting in a laundry bag covered with gold hair, black hair and brown hair. The set was pure helter dog-skelter! Lucky for us doggie treats went over smashingly well! (The all volunteer team, model Stacy Lyon from Wilhelmina, stylist Kristina Kitchens, make-up/hair by Melissa Connor and dog lover Eva ate human treats…pizza!) When Eva Wittels called from Project Fashion Tails, an initiative started to educate the public about the plight of homeless animals, I knew it was going to be a fun shoot. And hopefully these deserving haute couture dogs will have been adopted by the time you see these photos from the shoot.
When the housing bubble collapsed many people who lost their homes were forced to surrender of abandon their animals. According to Eva Wittels from Helping Homeless Animals, “this only added to Miami’s homeless animal population.” She started the Miami-based Project Fashion Tails to put animals from rescues to pose with 40 world-renowned fashion photographers. Charest-Weinberg and Eva Danielle will be presenting the work at Charest-Weinberg Gallery in Miami on September 22, 2012, Saturday at 7:00 – 10:00 pm.
See you dog and cat lovers there!