Today I'd like to share a short story I shot in between my assignments during the Cannes Film Festival in 2008. In between assignments I would walk the streets of Cannes and noticed that there was a very strong dog culture that could not be ignored. I decided to document very quickly and candidly some of the dogs I'd encounter or pass by on the way to each assignment. As I had very little time to get from one job to another, I chose my compact camera in auto to shoot these pictures on the fly.
I think its important to do these kinds of small projects from time to time to take you out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself. The challenge to me was to come up with pictures that are clean, simple and show the dogs of Cannes, and where possible, the fashion and lifestyle. The pictures probably represent only 15mins of total shooting time so its not an elaborate shoot, but the results can be rewarding if you're passionate and dedicated. These little projects are what keep me feeling creative and prevent the photographers' version of 'writer's block'. Hope you like it.