Please Please Please Please Please
Portrait (With Pinned Ear)
Singing for My Supper
I Could Use a Big Hug
They Will Not Make Me Smile
Note: The captions are the editor’s own.
I enjoy making portraits of dogs that reflect their personality and invite viewers to see the animals as they would a person.
Although I photograph a range of subjects, I think dogs are among the most fun to capture on camera. I never know in advance how any one dog’s portrait will turn out; sometimes, in the split second it takes to make an exposure, I end up seeing the dog from a unique perspective. And I love how I can use my studio lights and professional camera equipment to capture every hair or other detail of the subject. Peering into a dog’s eyes lets viewers — especially those who aren’t the subject’s parent — connect with the dog in a way they otherwise might not.
About the Artist
David Ehrlich, who got his start in photography at age 13, operates a portrait studio in Arlington, Virginia. He especially enjoys the challenges of portrait photography and working with diverse subjects, including models in studio settings and models interacting on-site, in nature, or in such venues as abandoned buildings. Working on-site, David Ehrlich believes, presents unique lighting and posing challenges while adding an extra dimension to every image made.