Partner Project: 2022 Rescue Calendar
In the fall of 2021, I teamed up with City Dogs & City Kitties Rescue in Washington, DC to produce a 2022 calendar to help them raise funds. The rescue created a photo contest for their alumni to enter and the featured pets won their place through popular vote. The contest raised $29K for their programs.
Since this was their first year producing a calendar and we've been cooped up for so long thanks to covid, I wanted to make images that expressed the pure joy pets bring to our lives.
We photographed all 13 contest winners in one day in a pop-up photo studio at The Line Hotel in DC. We could have stopped there with lovely studio portraits on white but I wanted to create something I hadn't seen before in the pet calendar market. So I reached out the V&A Museum in London and gained permission to use their archive of vintage fabric and wallpaper designs for backgrounds. Each month pairs the studio portrait with a seasonally inspired, funky pattern design. The final result is as unique as each of our pets and a celebration of our best friends.
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