Sami's Art has evolved from many years of varied experiences and experimentation in different forms of art.
I went to a watercolor workshop in the summer of 2006 and met Wallace while painting in Camden Harbor. I was there to paint but had my camera with me too. Camden Harbor has to be the dog walking capital of the world. I had never seen so many different breeds of dogs in one place and then Wallace walked by. He was the first golden doodle I had seen and I fell in love with him instantly. Wallace had a personality to go with his name. He was full of curiosity and play and loved posing. Having had both goldens and a poodle, he was intriguing.
I started taking photos of Wallace in every imaginable pose. He was delightful. This photographic High Key image is a digital enhancement that consists primarily of light tones, without dark shadows, which fit him well as he is a white doodle.
In January of the next year, I got my golden doodle, Brandy. We visited Wallace the following summer. Brandy is very shy and Wallace was his excitable vivacious self. After Brandy tried to hide under the car as he roared in delight upon seeing her, we tried meeting in the hotel room. This was their first nose to nose meeting.