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Great Pet Portraits Capture Goofy and Gorgeous: Furtographs

There's no shortage of adorable images of dogs and cats on the internet these days. Pinterest, Tumblr and Facebook are loaded with them. But not all of them are as well composed or attractive as those done by photographer/artist Andy Stolarek of Los Angeles. His in-home and on-location shots of people's dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, pigs and more other capture beast and beauty in one image.

Simultaneously goofy and gorgeous, poignant and personality-laden, Furtographs offer two in-studio options or will travel to your city by request.

The images work nicely in residences, offices, private and public spaces:

About Furtographs:

Classically trained in bassoon performance and visual art from University of Southern California and California Institute of the Arts, photographer/artist Andy Stolarek (shown above) began to work with animals in 2000. First working with taxidermy and the study of anthropomorphism, Stolarek examined organized groups and document the specific elements that bring the collectives together through narrative gallery installations.

On a drive to San Francisco in 2003, Stolarek came upon his first pedigree cat championship. This discovery began his photographic series ‘Grimalkin’ which focused on the niche arena of feline pageantry and competition. As his work progressed, he began to photograph the animals of friends and family, initializing Furtographs. With his unique aesthetic for portraiture, capturing each animal in an unconventional and dramatic manner became Stolarek’s Furtographs focus.

Furtographs home base studio is located in the Loft at The Urban Pet at 7515 Beverly Blvd. in Los Angeles. In addition to working throughout Southern California, Furtographs often works in Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle and your city by request.

They offer two options for in-studio packages:

The Signature Furtographs Session: $350.
•90 minute sitting for your first pet *
•two background colors of your choice with various lighting schemes
•one 8×10, 8×12 or two 5×7 printed portraits
•5×7 digital proofs emailed or put to CD

The Express Furtographs Session: $275.
•60 minute sitting for your first pet*
•one background color of your choice with various lighting schemes
•one 8×10 or 8×12 printed portrait
•5×7 digital proofs emailed or put to CD

*Each additional pet is $100 with 30 minutes added to the base session fee.
*Extra time may be allocated for special cases, please discuss this with us prior to your session.
-Sessions include post production editing, retouching, framing services (if desired) and print delivery to studio location.

In home and on location sessions are also available for pets with special needs, multiple pets, finicky cats or should you just want us to bring the studio to you! (should space and environment conditions be suitable)


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