A photographer from the USA with Polish roots takes free photos of seriously ill animals and their owners. – This is a farewell and a souvenir before the dogs cross the rainbow bridge – he says in an interview with tvn24.pl. It all started with a session of Cudi’s dog with cancer and its owner.
Julia Earhart, a photographer from Dearborn, Mich., In the US, has only photographed people for years. In November, she got an unusual job from Annelise Nearon, who ordered a photo session with her beloved dog Cudi. Pupil is 8 years old and is a Labrador hybrid. He was diagnosed with an invasive form of cancer.
– When I was preparing for the session with Cudi, I decided that I would not take any money for it. I told Annelise to use them for toys for the dog or treatment – says the photographer in an interview with tvn24.pl.
Last farewell to pets
She published photos from Cudi Earhart on Facebook and offered another free sessions for owners of sick pets. – I take photos for free, treatment costs a lot. I know how much money is spent on treating old and sick animals. With these photos, I want to give my pets a chance to say goodbye to them before they cross the rainbow bridge, she explains.
As she says – she thought that several people would come. There were more people willing, especially when the story was publicized by the local media. – Currently I have 150 applications. I will be scheduling sessions soon. I can’t wait to meet these people and their animals, she admits.
Earhart wants to capture the bond between the animal and the human in the photos – be it through a shared photograph or a close-up of the pet’s eyes, nose, ears or paws.
Julia Earhart admitted in an interview with tvn24.pl that she has Polish roots. – My grandfather’s family comes from Łódź and came to the United States in 1900. My grandfather, Edwin Boleslaus Zyskowski, passed away recently, he was an amazing man. He left behind an article about growing up in an immigrant family in Detroit, Earhart relates.
Main photo source: Julia Marie Photography