For her personal photo project during the eWorkshop «Finding Your Photographic Voice» Meg Greene Malvasi decided to go ahead and do a photographic study on the dog Hubble. As she wrote in the description of the project, Hubble has been a hard dog to break through to as he suffers from PTSD, after clearly having been abused in his early life. Meg found Hubble in a ditch a little over two years ago. He was obviously ready to give up and die. Interestingly enough Meg photographing Hubble has helped him with his confidence. Meg decided to approach the project for the workshop along two paths. One was more of a documentary approach while the other was a more formal studio set-up kind of photography. The two approaches award the viewer more depth and more layers in understanding Hubble and in revealing his complex character. We see his playful character but also his innate shyness. We see him drawn between wanting to burst out of his shell and wanting to withdraw from the danger of the world surrounding him. Meg’s use of different styles and approaches show the many faces of Hubble. She captures his personality with a gentle expression and with absolute respect. Her decision to go with of black and white for the documentary photos and colour for the set-ups adds dimensions to the portrayal of Hubble. Meg uses framing and various techniques to tell the story of Hubble – and she does so beautifully, purposefully, playfully and gracefully. For more of Meg’s photography, please look up her blog Little Dogs Laughed.
Photography is my work and still all fun for me. I try to develop my photographic approach and expression. It's a continues learning process - and I love it.
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