Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Animal Rescue Stamps Photographer

USPS' Beyond The Perf website reports commercial photographer Sally Andersen-Bruce photographed 50 dogs and 50 cats for the new "Animal Rescue: Adopt a Shelter Pet" stamps.

The set of 10 stamps, shown below, are being released later this month.

Sally also photographed the animals on the "Neuter or Spay" stamps which came out in 2002.

According to the report,"Normally, Sally travels the world to shoot executive portraits and other photographs for annual reports and similar corporate publications so this project was a labor of love,"

It goes on to point out, "Keeping an animal still for a portrait is often a challenge. Usually a human is involved; the next challenge, then, involves removing the human from the photo afterward. Since the stamp project shows the pets against a white background, Andersen-Bruce solved this by employing white gloves and a white bed sheet, which was easily faded into the background of the portrait."

Sally hopes to publish two books of rescue and shelter pet portraits — one each for dogs and cats.

To read the entire article, click here.

To learn more about each of the animals featured on the stamps, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM