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What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Soul Man

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Robert Bahou

Photographer Robert Bahou is perfectly capable of taking typical glamorous animal portraits, but he’s much more interested in getting at who his models really are. He’d rather capture their unique personalities and honest emotions than their physical beauty.

“I’ve avoided all distraction by limiting the photographs to medium shots with a black background, and I have purposely avoided humor as a selling point. Despite all the cameras we point at cats and dogs (and sometimes horses), we rarely attempt to capture an intimate moment of character, or personality. We generally direct our attention towards (funny/cute) actions, behavior, and so forth.”

While I certainly do enjoy glamorous (or adorable) pet portraits, I can definitely appreciate what he’s getting at. Anyone who’s ever lived with an animal knows what individuals they are, and Bahou really excels at capturing that wacky special something possessed by his subjects.

Bahou’s book, Animal Soul, can be purchased on Amazon.

All images property of Robert Bahou.

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Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

9 thoughts on “Soul Man

  1. Oh WOW!! These are the best I’ve seen yet!!

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  2. Love these.

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  3. Wonderful! I seriously think these are the best pet photographs I’ve ever seen.

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  4. Reblogged this on saywhatumean2say and commented:
    Pictures can speak a 1000 words, consider that I “blogged” today but really only reblog. ~~dru~~

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  5. Oh I wish I could hire him…my Gus is NOT pretty on the outside but his soul is amazing. I’d love to see it in photograph. Awesome stuff. Xoxo

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