Dog lovers’ treat at bookshop

| 09/11/2009

(CNS): Wildlife photographer Jack Kenner will be visiting Books & Books to give a visual presentation on the basics of wildlife and pet photography next week. Since waking up one morning in 2004 unable to speak above a fait whisper as a result of a recurrent laryngeal nerve that had disconnected from his vocal cord, Kenner has taken fine art portraits of hundreds of dogs, including Steven Segal’s Great Dane, Bukka, and Cybill Shepherd’s German shepherds. Kenner will sharing his experiences and sign copies of his books, Dogs I’ve Nosed and Dogs I’ve Nosed II, on 17 November. 

After spending 35 years in film, Kenner became totally immersed in digital fine art, black and white and colour, photography after losing his voice. Instead of putting his career on hold after being told it could take more than a year for him to recover, Kenner decided to teach himself digital photography and began bringing dogs into the studio to practice lighting ratios and giclees printing. Critics say his portraits explore the common life force that people share with dogs and he has complied many of these stirring pictures in his books.

A native of Memphis, Kenner has worked as a professional photographer since graduating from the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California, in 1980.  After working several years in New York City, he returned to Memphis in 1985, where he established a reputation as a successful commercial and fine art photographer and opened his own gallery in 1997.  His professional and personal assignments have taken him to five continents, capturing the images of endangered species and the landscape of the world.

Dogs I’ve Nosed and Dogs I’ve Nosed II are now available for purchase at Books & Books. This event is free and open to the public.

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