Sophie Gamand lives in Brooklyn and she released a couple of months ago her new photo series called “flower power” and she hopes that this will help people to see pit bulls as dogs who represent the “power of love and the softness of flowers.” This is so special to me because when I adopted Chloe, my life changed as did my vision about pit bulls. I read an article about her on huffpost and Sophie Gamand said something that’s so true about pit bulls: “They are always photographed, it seems, in very urban settings or visual styles: harsh light, sharp images, hard, gritty,” she says. “I wanted to explore the other side of the spectrum and portray pit bulls in an unexpected way.” And she did an amazing job!!! On Gamand’s website she tells a little bit of when and how everything started. “In September 2014 I answered the plea of the Hempstead Town Animal Shelter and organized a Flower Power shoot for their most urgent dogs. The shelter has 140 dogs in their care, mostly pit bulls, and many of them have been there for over two years. Since then, I have continued photographing pit bulls in these shelters and for other rescues. I am hoping to export the project to other cities, and maybe even tour the US with it.” I hope too that this project can cross the country and help change the image of pit bulls. Also, if you want to help this campaign you can purchase the 2015 Flower Power calendar here. I want to adopt all of them!!!
Beijos e Tchau!