As her daughters (and favorite photo subjects) began leaving for college, avid photographer, Kimberly Petts found she needed a new muse or two. So, with artist William Wegman as her inspiration, she set about “capturing canines” in her own fashion.
Meet Branston and Twiglet, German shorthaired pointers who are easy to train and eager to work (plus Max, the aged stray cat from Texas who occasionally joins in). “Luckily, I have animals that seem to be okay being in front of my lens,” says the Pound Ridge mom. “The animals work for food. If they get bored or are not responding, we stop. My creative ideas come at random,” she continues, “and I’ll stop whatever I’m doing to create them. Thankfully, I have a very patient husband.”
Now that her daughters are more-or-less independent, Petts finds herself shuttling the dogs to activities instead. Twiglet is a show dog, and Branston is a professional model. Despite the dogs’ following on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, Petts swears fame hasn’t gone to their furry heads.