THE DOGGIE GAGA PROJECT//FINE ART DOG PHOTOGRAPHER JESSE FREIDIN

Last night the studio was covered in multi-colored Polaroid carnage and dog treats. And I was in heaven.

My amazing crew of Doggie Gaga cohorts began making some last minute adjustments to our costumes while I set up the camera. Since this entire project has been, from start to finish, a total celebration of fearless and original creativity, I decided to keep my studio set-up incredibly simple. Simple lighting, simple background, and simple propping. After much tossing and turning the night before, I realized that I wanted the costumes and photographic process to stand out, and nothing else. Multi-head strobe kits and color gels and wind machines had no place here. I wanted the character of the film and the texture of the fabrics to speak for themselves. So I placed the dogs on a couple of dirty apple boxes and waited to see what happened…

All images are untouched Polaroid T-669 instant prints, shot with a Horseman field camera and Polaroid back. It doesn’t get more analog and amazing than that. To be honest, it’s the most difficult way to photograph dogs, but produces such warm, textured images. It’s a true salute to my favorite photographic company on the planet, and the people who are taking risks to keep it alive.

Want to vote for your favorite? Want to see more? Want to learn more about the crew? Visit the official Doggie Gaga Project Facebook page.  We’ll be posting videos and more photos soon.

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15 Responses to “THE DOGGIE GAGA PROJECT//FINE ART DOG PHOTOGRAPHER JESSE FREIDIN”

  1. Tiffany from The Good Dog Guide | March 22, 2011 at 10:41 am #

    They are so chic. I think our Harvey would look great in one of these. I think I might get the sewing machine out and make something mmm.

  2. Beatrice | April 12, 2010 at 6:31 am #

    This is quite simply the BEST IDEA EVER! LOVE. IT.

  3. Jackie | April 2, 2010 at 5:02 am #

    This is so cute! I hope Lady Gaga knows about this, I’m sure she’d love it!

  4. Matt | March 22, 2010 at 5:41 pm #

    Can we please have Gaga costumes this awesome for people??

  5. Sab | March 21, 2010 at 3:03 pm #

    brilliant, and i love analogue! such a nice tone. love the doggie in foil + sequins!

  6. emilia | March 20, 2010 at 1:40 pm #

    all your passions in one photograph. a dream come true.

  7. sarah | March 19, 2010 at 6:59 pm #

    love.

  8. claire | March 19, 2010 at 4:29 pm #

    girl, these are KILLER! i’m pretty sure we should be new friends because i too am very fond of dressing up dogs (this is the most recent in a long line: http://www.rouxby.com/blog/?p=2904)

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