Modern Pet Portraiture in Los Angeles
The Candid Frame Interview
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Ice Cream Social for Dogs: Big Love Animal Rescue Edition

Hey everyone, a few months ago I had the good fortune to run into Ibarionex Perello at the Los Angeles Center of Photography. I was having a portfolio review and ended up having lunch at the center with Ibarionex in which I told him all about my ice cream book and Dog Noir, my latest project. A very talented photographer, Ibarionex hosts The Candid Frame podcast. He asked me to be on his show.We did the interview shortly after I came back from the Animal Image Makers conference in Minneapolis where I returned with one of the worst colds ever. So my voice is a little nasally. Nonetheless, Ibarionex is a very good interviewer, I'm a less good interviewee but I had a great time doing his ...

Introducing Dog Noir
Sunday, April 21, 2019
Ice Cream Social for Dogs: Big Love Animal Rescue Edition

It’s dusk in Los Angeles. Palm trees black against a cobalt sky. Horizon glowing like a cigarette’s lit end. You and your dog as restless as the Santa Anas. You want to hit L.A.’s gritty streets to sniff up something new.Here it is . . . Dog Noir – an uncommon photo shoot.Transform into a film-noir character – gumshoe, damsel in distress, gangster, gun moll, femme fatale – and head with your dog to an iconic L.A. film-noir location. Does it look like a 1940s, black & white movie still starring you and your dog? That’s the point, baby.Oh, I've been busy behind the scenes and I'm finally ready to introduce my latest project! It's called Dog Noir ...

The Ice Cream Book! It's Coming!
Monday, March 18, 2019
Ice Cream Social for Dogs: Big Love Animal Rescue Edition

My publisher, Familius, just sent out its Fall 2019 catalog and our "Dogs Vs Ice Cream" book is in it! It's real and coming to a bookstore or pet store near you soon! It's very exciting! Very colorful! Okay, I'll calm down now. You know, I have really loved this project. I've written before that it was seven ice cream socials for dogs in August and September in which we photographed 192 dogs and cones filled with Purina's Frosty Paws doggy ice cream. I used Frosty Paws original because I wanted all the ice cream to be uniform in color -- like vanilla. I've used others that have pretty colors but I just wanted them all to be one color and Frosty Paws is very easy to find. And we just used ...

Nora in the Lush, Lush Hills
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Ice Cream Social for Dogs: Big Love Animal Rescue Edition

Avid readers of my blog (hee hee -- there are no avid readers) have heard about my sister Denise. Well, she was just in L.A. this month and helped me on a very special photo shoot. It was for her step-daughter Kate, her boyfriend Clayton, and their dog Nora, all residents of Los Angeles. She gifted them a pet photography shoot by me and on a clear but partly cloudy day, after rivers of rain, we stepped out to the western edge of Los Angeles County.First of all, Kate and Clayton are quite an attractive couple but you add on Nora and you have quite a trio. The landscape was perfect. Big boulders, blue sky with puffy clouds, and green grass peeking out from among the rocks. In short, quite a ...

Who Is In the Grammys Gift Bag?
Friday, February 08, 2019
Ice Cream Social for Dogs: Big Love Animal Rescue Edition

Oh yeah... it's me. Each of the Grammys presenters and performers get a gift bag valued at $30,000 and guess who is included? That's right, your pet photographer, Diana Lundin. I'm offering a session and a pretty good product allowance. Now let's see who takes me up on the offer.Wouldn't it be fun to get someone like Cardi B? Okurrrr! Don't even know if she has a pet. And I know she's a NYC girl. But you never know, do you? Call me, Miley!Check out the story on PureWow and TV Insider. And below is the front of the card included in the gift bag. For the first time ever, I'm including the storytelling images!