Capturing the companionship
ZON PANN PWINT
THE greetings of a dog jumping and wagging its tails warm every dog-owner’s heart when coming home from a long day at work. Being a pet lover, photographer Thuta sets his heart on capturing the bond between the pets and their owners.
“I have a deep affection for pets. That’s the reason behind my work,” photographer Thuta said.
To fulfill his passion, the sentimental artist launched his own business, Thuta photography, on the first week of January this year. However, he was already intermittently capturing heart-warming moments between pets and owners since last year.
There is no other photographer in Yangon dedicated to photographing pets. Thus, Thuta decided to devote his time to document the special bond between pets and their owners.
“Capturing photos of a pet is similar to that of taking pictures of a four or five-year-old baby. I can’t ask it to pose like a model. I have to try to capture the action of the pet and its emotions,” Thuta said.
His customers are mainly canines-siberian Husky, Pomeranian, Terrier and Bulldog and domestic cats.
Shooting a photo of a dog is not easy if he meets an aggressive dog.
“It’s not an easy work if I meet an aggressive dog to which I can’t get close,” he said. To avoid the bite and the bark, before shooting begins, he spends some time to build intimacy with his model.
“If I am asked to snap portraits of a pet, I need the owner’s help. The pet owner sits beside me when I am shooting and lures him to sit still or look straight,” he said. “Some owners hang the portrait of their dogs on the wall while some keep printed photos in an album to remember their animal because they value them as their own children,” he said.
Snaps of dogs.