Photographer Natalie Siebers
The multi-day art extravaganza known as Miami Art Week (or simply “Art Basel” for the art show that started it all) begins tonight in Miami. For the better part of a week, the city plays host to dozens of art shows and hundreds of parties and events. The focal point is the huge Art Basel | Miami Beach show running from November 30 through December 4 at the Miami Beach convention center. Bodhi and I will be roaming the city and if we see any dog-related works to share with you, we’ll post about them.
We’re going to use Art Basel as an excuse do several posts about art and dogs.
To start, we want to introduce you to the artistry of a young photographer from the New York area, Natalie Siebers. We love her work and wanted you to see some great examples of her photographs below.
Natalie studied Art and Zoology in college and you can see how her love for animals and art shines in her photos.
Natalie says: “The two most important rules to follow when photographing animals are to be patient and to not get frustrated. Another important thing is being able to anticipate an animal’s behavior and position yourself to capture it.”
Below is a shot of Natalie’s pooch, Sophie. According to Natalie, she’s a mix between a Guinea Pig and Yoda:
“She is the best companion I could ever ask for. I like to say she adopted me. During my second year of college, there was a puppy mill raided near my hometown and my friends took her in. She was only three pounds and six-weeks-old when we met and from that moment on she insisted on being by my side and strongly protested any time she wasn’t. Six years later, not much has changed.”
Natalie is going to work with Urban Dog from time to time, providing us with photo illustrations for some of our posts. We are very excited to see what the future holds!
The photo below is a sneak peak from this Sunday’s edition of Clark Beasley’s Breed of the Week column. This week, he and Natalie profile one of the oldest and most beautiful breeds known: the Afghan Hound.
To see more of Natalie’s work click here to go to her website.