Canine Chronicles by photographer Winnie Au, these are a few preview images from an upcoming book she is working on; Canine Chronicles: A Century of History’s Most Notable Dogs. The book is the result of a successful kickstarter page, and has its own tumblr page.
Dogs in clothes! There is nothing not to like about this. Im sure the book will be really nice, the concept is that they show fictional dogs of the most important people of the 20th century. So above is Albert Einstein, a Steve Jobs husky and a Charlie Chaplin pug.
You know that pick-up line that goes, “Girl, you must be tired, cause you’ve been runnin’ through my mind all day?” Winnie Au’s kinda like that for the internet: Once you start spotting her photography, you’ll see it everywhere—over at Refinery29 and Target.com and on our edition pages. Now’s your chance to get to know who’s behind all that awesomeness. —carlye wisel
Q: What’s the last thing you saw that blew your mind? A: I just visited Puerto Rico and went to Vieques and visited the Bioluminescent Bay, which is filled with glowing micro-organisms. It’s beautiful! It’s hard to photograph or show in a video, but it’s nice to experience something for which you have no reference or preconceived idea about. The micro-organisms glow when there is movement, so as we kayaked through the water at night, you just see sparkles everywhere. The sparkles even appear on your hand if you put your hand through the water, so you finally get to experience what it’s like to be Edward from Twilight! Okay, that’s not why it was amazing, but it’s definitely a magical experience.
Q: What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever made with your two hands? A: I made fresh goat cheese at a farm in France while i was WWOOFing—working on a farm in exchange for room and board. We milked the goats, heated the fresh milk, added rennet, poured the mixture through cheesecloth into molds, let it sit, and voila—delicious cheese!
Q: What’s the most embarrassing thing you have in your apartment? A: Three different corgi mugs, a corgi calendar, a corgi pin, a corgi umbrella…and this is just the beginning.
Q: Do you own any Of a Kind editions? A: I don’t yet, but I’m eyeing Sarah Frances Kuhn’s camera straps—they are amazing! And the perfect accessory for every photographer. I love finding cute versions of photo gear, and these are really special.
Q: How would you describe your style? A: Utilitarian, cute, comfortable—I like prints and stripes, casual dresses, jeans, and pretty colors like seafoam green and coral pink.
Q: Do you have any solid beauty advice? A: I’m scared of the sun slowly making my face melt away, so I try to wear sunscreen on my face everyday. I have a cream from Origins called A Perfect World SPF 25, and whenever I’m at the beach or out all day, I use SPF 50.
Q: Okay, your dog portraits are crazy-cool. How do you make those guys sit still?! A: With lots of patience! Well, and I usually request that the dogs I photograph know how to sit on command. This doesn’t mean that they’ll sit in the spot I want them to, though. Treats are, of course, always helpful, too.
Q: Finish this sentence: In the future, we’re all going to… A: Wear Google Glass that will have facial recognition and will finally help me remember everyone’s names! It’ll be just like phone numbers today—no one will remember anyone’s names anymore because you won’t have to.