Saturday, August 2, 2014

Artist Profile: Dianne Bouchard

Dianne Bouchard participated in our project again this year. It's so wonderful to have people generously donate their images year after year! You can find out more about Dianne through several links listed at the end of this post.
Dianne Bouchard    www.fluffermutterrescuephoto.com
Where do you live? What made you want to contribute to help raise funds for an animal shelter in Nova Scotia?
I live in Vermont and I am always willing to help homeless animals in any way that I can. This is my second year of participating in Sara’s book and it’s awesome! It’s also an easy way to give back. I currently photograph the rescue dogs for Random Rescue in Williamstown, VT.

Do you have a certain "style" in mind when you create your images?
My style is to always try to capture the animal’s personality. It is my hope that by capturing their unique personality that it will get them adopted.

Tell us about a current project you are working on?
I am strictly a volunteer photographer and work full time in the mental health field. Starting in July 2013, I began taking a group of four teenagers to Random Rescue every week. The initial group went so well that in January 2014, a second, larger group was added as well as another mental health clinician. In May 2014, we started a third group. The kids volunteer at Random Rescue once a week for two to three hours. The kids help out by photographing, fundraising, leash walking the dogs, cleaning crates, floors and kennels; bathing dogs, training, socializing and feeding the dogs. While it is apparent that both the kids and dogs gain a lot from the group, it is impossible to tell who gains more.

Here are some links to find out more about Dianne:

All proceeds from the sale of these books are donated to Sheltering Helpless Animals in Distress (SHAID.ca), an animal Shelter in Nova Scotia.
Click on this link to preview this year's book: http://www.blurb.com/books/5210564-2014-paws-for-charity

E-books are also available...you can preview e-books here: http://store.blurb.com/ebooks/468601-2014-paws-for-charity

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