Paper Hats, whimsical portraits of the once discarded
The goal of Paper Hats is to show that all anyone or anything needs to shine is a second chance. Whether it’s a foster dog who was dealt a rough hand or a newspaper circular printed only to be never read, that with a little love, patience and creativity could be something amazing.
My approach for the series was pretty straightforward. I raided recycling bins for materials (newspaper, paper plates, even a few plastic cups) and designed elaborate costumes for rescue and foster dogs. The dogs were photographed over the course of 6 years at my dog friendly photo studio located in Baltimore, Maryland.
Proceeds from Paper Hats benefit Bella’s Bully Buddies, a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit 100% volunteer operated dog rescue and foster organization.
Learn more about Paper Hats by visiting puptrait.com/paperhat-portraits