Some people look at a pit bull’s big blocky head, and feel afraid. Photographer Lynn Terry feels inspiration.
“They have that perfect shaped skull that is photogenic at any camera angle. They are typically energetic and happy,” Terry says. “Then again, I may just be biased because I love them as dogs too. I’m always rooting for the underdog.”
Nearly a decade ago now, Terry got to posing her beloved, photogenic pits in a dog-friendly version of a photo booth. The photos were for a local animal rescue group’s charity calendar, and they were a great big hit.
Terry moved on to other projects, for a while. But for a Valentine’s Day promo she pulled out the booth again. Her own dog had died, and she decided to make sure that other people would have lasting images of their own favorite canines.
Those two dogs you see up above — Bumper and Willis, two pit bulls who live in St. Louis, both rescued out of fighting and now well-loved, deeply spoiled pets — came in and started kissing and mugging.