July 15, 2013 By Christian Murray
Big dogs, little dogs. Pure breeds, mutts.
Emilia Andrzejewska, a local photographer, wants to take pictures of them all for a book featuring Sunnyside’s canine community.
“I want young ones, old ones—even weird looking ones,” she said. “They are all special and have their personalities.”
Andrzejewska, owner of a 30-pound Boston Terrier called Leto, is just getting the word out now that she is looking for subjects and is hoping that Sunnyside residents will be eager to participate.
She aims to capture as many as 100 dogs in her book that she hopes to release next July. She plans to create a landscape book, which features black and white pictures.
Andrzejewska has posters up at the Lou Lodati Dog Run, as well as local pet shops such as Wespaw Pets and Skillman Pets. She has also recruited the support of Rick Duro, president of Sunnyside United Dog Society (SUDS), to come up with subjects.
She said she wants dogs from the entire community.
“I don’t want dogs just from the north side or south side,” the Celtic Park resident said with a smile. “The dogs on both sides are equal.”
Andrzejewska aims to produce 500 copies of the books and raise the funds to produce it through Kickstarter, an online fundraising platform.
She plans on selling the books for about $40 through the local pet stores and places such as Stray Vintage.
“I think this will be good for the neighborhood,” she said. “I have a good feeling about it.”
To have your dog included, send an e-mail to Emilia at [email protected]