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150 South Baltimore dogs featured in exhibit

In the year and a half I’ve been writing, taking photos and assembling ohmidog!, I’ve amassed quite a few dog photos. And, thanks to my trademark photographic technique — take 100 pictures and one or two  might accidentally be good — some of them are even exhibit-worthy.

So an exhibit it is: “Hey, That’s MY Dog!”

Starting with opening night festivities on May 3, and through May 10, my photos of more than 150 south Baltimore dogs — possibly even your’s — will be on display at Captain Larry’s, 601 E. Fort Avenue, with profits from the exhibit going to Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter (BARCS).

Above is a preview of the exhibit, set to music by David Israel and performed earlier this month at the South Baltimore Hootenanny, a semi-regular gathering of semi-regular musicians who congregate at Captain Larry’s.

Thanks to Captain Larry’s for providing the venue, and to sponsors K-9 Kraving and Lucky Lucy’s Canine Cafe.

All of the dogs in the exhibit are, or at least once were, from south Baltimore. Most of the photos were taken at Riverside, Federal Hill and Latrobe parks. A handful of dogs now residing, and available for adoption, at BARCS are also included. (BARCS is where I adopted my dog Ace, almost  five years ago.)

Those familiar with Captain Larry’s might wonder how one might exhibit photos there — given that nearly every available inch of wall-space already has something hanging. You’ll have to show up to see my solution.

There will be free doggie treats Monday night (while supplies last) and all the unframed prints will be available for purchase. (Dogs will have to view the exhibit from outside.) There is no cover charge, but you are welcome — even if you don’t buy a photo — to make a donation to BARCS.

Hope to see you there.


Comment from Mary Schmidt
Time April 20, 2010 at 8:53 am

Finally had a chance to watch the video this morning. Your photos are wonderful. I like watching the images to see how many shapes and sizes there are in the dog world. Most of the dogs look pretty happy with life, too. Best of luck with the exhibit.

Comment from T. Feld
Time April 20, 2010 at 9:21 am

Mr. Woestendiek, this looks like a great show! Is Captain Larry’s a restaurant, or…? Do you think kids could go to this show?

Response: Captain Larry’s is a restaurant and bar — a very family friendly one. Kids are definitely welcome.

Comment from Patty Balodis
Time April 20, 2010 at 11:46 am

Captain Larry’s is very excited about hosting this wonderful event & will be serving ‘Hey, that’s MY Drink!’ & ‘Hey, that’s MY Hors d’oeuvre!’ specials on opening night!

Comment from Marilyn
Time April 20, 2010 at 8:56 pm

Nice job, John. But aren’t there any bull terriers in South Baltimore?

Response: Marilyn, I have seen exactly one during my park visits — and unfortunately I didn’t have my camera along at the time. The other dogs all looked at him curiously, as in “what’s that?” After some sniffing, they deemed him a fellow dog. Ace and I are headed off soon on an extended road trip, and we promise to take pictures of your dog if we make it up your way.

Comment from Evan
Time April 21, 2010 at 10:08 pm

Fantastic work John, I can’t wait.

Comment from Colleen Swartz
Time May 18, 2010 at 12:21 pm

John, I think what you did here is a great idea and I want to steal it. Please contact me so we can discuss the possibility of me doing the same thing in my city of Milwaukee Wisconsin. I am a professional photographer who takes my dog (and fosters when I have them) to the dog park every weekend. I always have my camera and have many very nice photos already. I have many dog charities that could use the dough, and I would love to have an exhibit like you did but I want to give credit where credit is due…. please let me know if you would allow me to copy your idea. Well done. Colleen Swartz

Comment from jwoestendiek
Time May 18, 2010 at 5:02 pm

Colleen, You have my permission, though I don’t really think you need it. My advice is get email addresses for the owners of all the dogs you shoot, and let them know when the exhibit starts. Happy to talk more about it if you like. Good luck. John/ohmidog!

Comment from Delese
Time May 23, 2016 at 9:42 am

I shared this again on Facebook. Thank you