Fashion photographer, Joanna Totolici, has recently started a side project, Toto Photo, focusing on dog portraits, and she took some adorable photos of our Affenpinscher, Selma Lou. Selma can be a bit shy with strangers, but she proved to be a natural for the camera and Joanna was very patient and had great timing. Thankfully, Joanna favors the mischievous pups, because ‘they make for the best images’.
Of the transition from shooting models to dogs she says: ‘After being used to wrangling models, hair stylists, makeup artists, wardrobe stylists and art directors, each with their own assistants, convincing a doggie to shine for a hundredth of a second is a breeze. Fashion models need three people and three hours of work to look stunning. A dog is beautiful 24/7’. She is currently taking four (and three!) legged clients of all breeds, although she has a soft spot for unusual looking mutts. You can see Selma and many other pups at Joanna’s show at Boulevard Cafe in Bushwick, Brooklyn.