Cocker Spaniel Rescue of New England

Wonderful people and dogs!

Later this morning, I will be going over to photograph one of my favorite charity auctions: the CSRNE Joey Fund Auction, aka Cockerpalooza.  The Cocker Spaniel Rescue of New England does a wonderful job rescuing dogs in need and taking care of their often considerable veterinary bills to get them back to good health.

The stories of many of the dogs that are rescued are heartwrenching, and one cannot help but be moved by them.  I have been doing various photography work for them for a number of years and always enjoy the warmth and good heart of the people involved.  Here are a couple of the cocker spaniels that I have photographed for CSRNE in the past:

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Bruschi
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Molly

Some very serious faces on these lovely dogs!

If you are lucky enough to have a dog, give them a hug, knowing that they have it good with you!!

Author: jansenphoto

A Fresh Perspective Photography is more than just a vehicle for capturing the world around me; it provides me with a palette and a set of brushes, with which I paint not only what I see, but also look to express the emotions that are evoked by the scene in front of me in that moment. Growing up in the Netherlands exposed me to a wide cross-section of visual arts that laid the foundation of my photographic view of all that surrounds me. Early influences were the Dutch Masters of the 17th century, to whom I was introduced by my grandfather during museum explorations; favorites among them are the scenes of quotidian life depicted by Jan Steen and Frans Hals and the vivid landscapes of Jacob van Ruisdael. My classical high school education was supplemented by the Boijmans Van Beuningen museum, where I spent many a lunch hour exploring its great collection. Here I was introduced to surrealism with a particular love for the approach taken by Salvador Dali; Dali also rekindled my appreciation for the work of Hieronymus Bosch, who often showed the folly of us mortals. Universal Connections My approach to any photographic subject is to look for understanding first; in this I look to establish either a connection between the viewer and the subject or capture the connection of the subject with its surroundings. The captured image then aims to portray this connection from a perspective that is part of my personal interpretation. This interpretation is often a form of externalized introspection, which may alternately display the connection of isolated beings and items with their environment or highlight the whimsy of the profound world, in which we find ourselves. The universe is full of connections, many of which are waiting to be discovered; part of my journey as a photographer is to document these connections. Any assignment, be it an event, a product shoot or a portrait session is always approached through communication with the client; this is where the first connection is established. Ideas are exchanged and a collaborative plan of action forms, ultimately resulting in a set of images that aim to exceed the expectations of each client. And, lest we forget, it is important to have fun while practicing the serious business of photography!

6 thoughts on “Cocker Spaniel Rescue of New England”

  1. Such sad stories in their eyes. At least they have been rescued and will hopefully find their forever home where they will experience the love and care they need. So nice you are going over to help as well :o)

  2. Oh my God, this is completely wonderful, Frank! I am so glad that you are volunteering for this rescue. What beautiful dogs … your photos capture their beauty and to me, their experience. Many blessings. Thank you.

    1. They are wonderful, which is a a problem for them, as many people get one without making a true commitment to them for life. Many of the rescued dogs were just dumped by people…

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