Robert Llewellyn – The Back Story: Always Be Prepared
Master photographer and author Robert Llewellyn created these images one of which was featured in our May edition of “Curator’s Choice.” It drew a lot of attention from creatives as it had the highest click through among all images used in our monthly “What’s New” communique. We contacted Robert and he graciously shared the back story on this image plus several others now available in our collection.
“We hired a trainer with an attack dog to do a shoot. He was a great attack dog and looked really terrifying. He was actually a very calm dog. The trainer said he could do anything you wanted. So we shot him holding things in his mouth. One was a cell phone. (But he didn’t actually make calls.)”
“We found this huge empty room with windows along one whole wall floor to ceiling. The light was beautiful. We rented the space for a lot of shoots using the natural light. Even brought in furniture and set up a business shoot. I asked if they used the space for anything else. Well, there was a weekly ballet class with little kids. I couldn’t resist.”
“I did a shoot with a friend of mine and his family. My studio is on a 60 acre farm so we did the shoot there. Some of the best photos are not planned. The father was just giving his son a ride down my driveway. Could not have asked for better light. Always be prepared for things you do not expect.”