Cap­tur­ing the com­pan­ion­ship

ZON PANN PWINT

The Myanmar Times - Weekend - - Weekend | Photo -

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.

Pho­tos: Thuta

Snaps of dogs.

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