Dogs > Cassie and O'Kane

Cassie came first into my life and in front of the camera in 2003. At fourteen, she reappeared because of a commission to photograph her brother, O'Kane. Only now she was blind and moving slowly. After photographing O'Kane, I decided to take a few quick shots of her, just to see how they would be, even though I felt reluctant with her blindness. The photographs reveal a relaxed yet stately eloquence, wisdom and self-assurance that perhaps only comes with maturity. Cassie made her transition a month later. I will never doubt possibilities again; grace may be hidden, yet is always present – if I'm willing to see it.

Photograph of dog, fine art, fine art print, Steamboat Springs, Colorado by JoAnn Baker Paul
black&white film photograph
2003
Photograph of dog, fine art, fine art print, Steamboat Springs, Colorado by JoAnn Baker Paul
Digital Photograph
2012
Photograph of dog, fine art, fine art print, Steamboat Springs, Colorado by JoAnn Baker Paul
Digital photograph
2012
Photograph of dog, fine art, fine art printmaking, Steamboat Springs, Colorado by JoAnn Baker Paul
Digital Photograph
2012