Man Who Quit His Job as a National Geographic Photographer to Spend More Time with His Son Begins Photographing Local Dogs–with Charming Results
A successful photographer has swapped taking shots of wild cats and other jungle animals for snapping portraits of local pooches – so he could spend more time with his young son.
Vincent J. Musi, from Charleston South, Carolina, used to travel the world while on assignments for National Geographic.
Though he loved his job, Vincent felt he was not present enough for his son Hunter and feared he would miss out on too many milestones before he went away to college.
So he decided to quit and took up a new project – setting up shop in the back room of a pet groomer. Calling it the Unleashed Studio, Vincent began photographing local dogs – keeping a record of each hound and how they made him feel.
‘I’m always up for making photographs of something commonplace and doing it in a way that makes people care about it in a way they might not have before,’ he told MailOnline.
Vincent used the same techniques he would have employed to capture a lion in its stride to photograph mutts, from Corgis to Dalmatians.
The result is a beautifully heartwarming and funny collection of snaps that show man’s best friend at their very best, entitled The Year of the Dog (Chronicle). Feast your eyes on these paw-fect images.