Thursday, August 30, 2012

Inspired - Elliot Erwitt Photography

Camera expo
Source: auggie tolosa via flickr
As a recent assignment in my latest photography class I had to choose my favorite “historical photographer”. After Googling and reading books from the library for a few days, I chose Elliot Erwitt. If you aren’t familiar with his work I encourage you to take a look at his website (click here) To my surprise I choose someone who almost always shoots black & white when I love color so much.

There’s 2 major reasons I picked his photography – I have more but let’s be honest, you don’t want to spend all day reading my blog. 
•1st is his sense of humor (mostly due to perspective) – He has an entire collection of ironic/funny photos titled “phototoons”.
• 2nd he loves dogs and does great photos of them.

Part of my assignment was after choosing this photographer is to take a photograph that emulates what you like about that photographer’s work. Elliot Erwitt has several photos oh dogs from the prospective of the ground featuring the dog in full frame and a portion of the owner’s legs. I highly encourage you to do a google image search of  “Elliot erwitt dogs” to see what I’m talking about.

Anywho- Here’s some shots from my attempt to re-create that myself.

Say hello to my husband's feet

Romeo (right) has a gangsta lean & Molly (left) is in deep concentration

I like the angle and the expression on his face in this one


  1. Fun photos! Any picture with a dog in it gets my vote :)

  2. Those are cute! I checked out his phototoons, too. Hilarious! I wonder how many of those are staged...

  3. No offense against your husband but his hairy legs fit right in with your 2 totally cute dogs (hahahaha).
    Seriously though - amazing photos - you are very talented!
    I'm stopping by from Blogging buddies.


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