Devin Miller and Booker, a retired Ketchikan Police Department working dog, anchored my March 2017 show at the Main Street Gallery in Ketchikan, Alaska.
Shot in Ketchikan with a Fuji x100s and and a Lumopro LP180 flash with Pocket Wizard triggers.
The show itself was shot over a year or more in Ketchikan, one of the doggiest towns in the United States.
A pair of boxers owned by Kasia Polanska. These two dogs are among the first I ever photographed for what would become this gallery show. Nikon D600, 24mm.
Ketchikan resident Angie Taggart competed in the Iditarod multiple times. Now an elementary school teacher, Taggart and her 16 Alaskan huskies have settled back in Ketchikan. They're pictured here in the back of her pickup.
Cassie and Matt Barber pose with their two lab mixes, X-man and Raven, in their skiff in Knudson Cove north of Ketchikan. Nikon D600, 24mm.
Cinder, a little doodle puppy, turned out to be one of the most charming dogs in the show. When I left the photoshoot, I was a little frustrated — Cinder was so exuberant that I doubted I got anything worth printing. I was wrong, and this little guy turned out great. Nikon D600, 50mm.
A Coast Guard couple, Emily and Nick, let me photograph their Great Dane, hiccup, and their hound mix, Scout, for my show. This scene is lighted be a single flash and umbrella off to the top left and the overhead lighting, which give the reddish hues to the scene and the halo behind Nick's head. Fuji x100s.
This bulldog, Lola, and her owner, Skyleen, made for an engaging pair in an alleyway in Ketchikan. Lighted by a single flash and umbrella at about 90 degrees from the camera. Fuji x100s.
Bob, pictured reaching for a treat, was the most striking Pomeranian I've ever met — well behaved, confident, patient. Fuji x100s.
This picture was shot during one of the best events I've ever covered for the Ketchikan Daily News, the celebration of Son-i-Hat's Whale House in Kasaan. The tribal house had fallen into disrepair over decades, and through a period of years residents of the tiny Prince of Wales Island village restored the house.
During the celebration, I snapped this Ketchikan girl holding a puppy while wading in the tide of Kasaan Bay. Fuji x100s.
Erica and her mastiff, Bella, share a look at sunset on Salvage Trail north of Ketchikan. Bella died of old age after this picture was taken and before the show opened in March. Nikon D600.
Cass stands with her golden retriever puppy, Rudder, on the deck of the tugboat Ethan B. in the Tongass Narrows along Ketchikan. This shot, taken with the Fuji x100s and lighted with a single, bare flash, was taken after a towing job for the Ketchikan Shipyard.
King, an impressive cane corso, gets a kiss from his owner's niece during a winter shoot in Ketchikan. Nikon D600, 50mm.
Kona the English bulldog walks toward her owner, Nikki, at Refuge Cove at sunset in Ketchikan. Fuji x100s, lighted by an overhead umbrella and flash.
This border collie, a search and rescue dog in training, sits in a frozen muskeg along Revilla Road in Ketchikan. Muskeg, or marsh, covers much of southern Southeast Alaska. Nikon D600, 24mm, lighted with a single flash from above.
Boomer was a beautiful bloodhound to photograph, and in this shot is standing on the family couch with his owner's daughter. Fuji x100s.
Zeus the terrier did well on this rainy-day shoot. I originally picked him out for his ability to grin on command, but the weather ended up being so nasty and the colors of the rain coats so nice that I stuck with this square pet-and-owner image. Nikon D600.
Bailey the beagle was one of the first dogs I photographed after I was given a show slot for the Main Street Gallery. I shot Bailey and her owner in summer 2016 in Refuge Cove. Nikon D600.
A candid shot during the 2016 Blueberry Arts Festival in Ketchikan. Nikon D600.