Portraits of a dog and his human - Maboneng & Newtown
Little Dog, Big City. A photographic adventure through Johannesburg with Floki and his Mom Lisa. Inspired by my city dog portrait shoots in London, I've decided to offer doggy portrait sessions in the heart of Johannesburg.
I love taking photographs in the middle of Joburg. There are tons of murals, graffiti walls and really cool locations that are completely underused and undiscovered. Or at least they were undiscovered.......
Johannesburg CBD does have a bit of a reputation for being grimy and dangerous, however, whilst we were vigilant when we were shooting, neither of us felt unsafe or threatened in any way. We kept to busy areas where there are plenty of security guards and people around and happily sauntered around Maboneng and New Town with no problems. The grimy part was unavoidable, the trick is to not sit down anywhere.
Floki had a great time being admired as we walked around and he very much enjoyed the smells (us not so much) as he explored the Joburg metropolis.
My dog radar was working perfectly as I found this little gem right where I'd parked the car.
The ever changing murals and upgrading of the area means that each trip to the heart of Joburg produces a different set of images. We're going back again very soon for some more pics, in the meantime, here are my favourites.
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