Day 6 of 12 Months of Miles.
Look, it's a bird, a plane…..Squirrel! While there are the many enemies Superdog protects us from, the common squirrel continues to evade him despite his best efforts. “I stand For truth, justice and the American way. “ Clark Kent steps into the phone booth (at the Dari Serve) and revels the superman (or dog) that he really is. Superman continues to be one of the most successful movie franchises in history and the comic continues to be written today. On June 14, 2013, Superman made his most recent visit to the silver screen with “Man of Steel”. Perhaps Miles will star in the next installment of the movie.
Day 5 of 12 Months Of Miles.
Miles, he's such an accomplished artist. There could only be one Salvador Dali, born on May 11, 1909. He was eccentric to say the least and most noticeable because of his crazy looking mustache. He had many notable quotes but this one stands out to me, "Have no fear of perfection, you'll never reach it". This may be my favorite of the series mostly because of its composition as well as the fact that it's one of my favorite locations atLyman Orchards. A jump in the pond topped it off for Miles!
Day 4 of 12 Months of Miles
Most of us follow some type of code for behavior…even dogs. Miles is seen here channeling his inner Moses. He delivers his message as the waters rage behind him. He stands affront the Red Sea, (aka) Wadsworth Falls here in Middlefield. Moses's Biblical message is timeless and at the core of many of our values. I don’t believe anyone could tell you what day or month Moses was born, but it’s said he was born sometime in 1391 BC. I reworked the message on the stones to work for a dogs code of behavior.
1. Obey your Master
2. Thous shall not worship sticks or balls.
3. Thour shall not bark excessively.
4. Wag your tail everyday especially on Sunday.
5. Guard your family.
6. Thou shall not chase and kill critters.
7. Thou shall not drool at the dinner table.
8 Thou shall not steal another dog's stick or ball.
9. thou shall not blame your indiscretions on the cat.
10 Thou shall not covet your neighbors kibble.
Day 3 of 12 Months of Miles... He plays the role of Einstein and I realized just how brilliant a dog can really be. Well kinda...he did try to eat his wig. To get the classic picture of Einstein sticking his tongue out, I played ball with Miles for a good while leading up to the shoot. Einstein was born March 14, 1879 and while he has too many great quotes to list here, this is one of my favorites..."Logic will take you from A to B, but imagination will take you everywhere."
Day 2 of the 12 Months of Miles.... Today, Miles is depicted as Steve Jobs, born Feb 24, 1955. He was the brilliant mind of Apple. Miles wears his signature black turtleneck. "I want to put a ding in the universe". He clearly did as everyone in my family can barely tear themselves away from everything Apple.
On Jan 5, 1920, the New York Yankees announced the purchase of out fielder, George Herman "Babe" Ruth from the Boston Red Sox for a sum of $125,000. He's pictured here on location at Coginchaug's playing fields.
Let me introduce you to Miles, our awesome rescue mutt. He is a mix of a lab, a mastiff and a shepherd. His breeds' traits include his love for any ball(lab), goofiness (mastiff) and loyalty(shepherd), a combination that makes him very special. Always following closely by my side, I decided to make him the focal point of my annual photo calendar. He is an amazingly patient and sweet model that enjoyed playing ball after each of his 12 mini shoots. Working with him is always fun and he behaves better than most human models. When photographing a dog, one learns quickly to set up the shot well before the dog comes into the frame. I am excited to share lovable Miles with you all. Extra thanks to Lili Kinsman for helping me find bits and pieces of costumes for each celebrity look. She's the best to work with! Since we are 12 days from Dec 1, I'll call it the 12 days of Thanksgiving. I'll plan on sharing one image a day. I usually give this as a gift to my clients and friends for the holidays, but will also have it on sale starting December 1st at Perk on Main and the Durham Pharmacy. If you're from far away, I can send you one. Enjoy!