San Diego Stairs, Part One: Jojo and Jack

This creative project features some of the neat staircases I’ve noticed all around San Diego and beyond, similar to last year’s bridge project. Here is the first installment!

Jojo the Corgi is super famous on instagram as SuperCorgi_Jojo, and we combined his stair project shoot with a little promo shoot for Comic-Con, seen here. His people are super nice, and they take him to lots of events and fun dog places, as well as creating great costumes and themed outfits for his outings! During the shoot, I learned that Jojo doesn’t like to see people exercising, and would race down the stairs barking at the Crossfit group on one of the landings. So, of course I had to include a barking photo, at the end. The downtown San Diego Convention Center stairs are somewhere I’ve wanted to shoot for a while, so it seemed like an appropriate match between Comic-Con (Superman), and Super Corgi Jojo. Jojo is also a big Padres fan and wore his Padres jersey for part of the shoot, and he visited the baseball stadium downtown after our shoot. Thanks to Jojo and his people for participating in the project!

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The second San Diego dog to model in this project was Jack the Lab Chow mix. Jack is a very handsome orange dog, a color you know I have a certain fondness for! He is the “beast” (in the nicest way), from Barking Beast San Diego. His mom, Tania, wrote this very nice article about my business last year, and we’ve been following each other on social media and just missing each other at a lot of the same events. At the latest Bark After Dark at Hotel Indigo Del Mar, Jack, Tania, and I finally met in person! I snapped this instagram iphone photo of him and recruited him for the stair project. I mentioned the Harbor Drive Pedestrian bridge as somewhere I wanted to shoot (and a location I didn’t have a chance to include in last year’s bridge project) and Tania mentioned that the shoot would be even cooler at night, so we gave it a try! It reminded me of my very first creative project downtown at night, and a night photography class I took for my UCSD certificate. Thanks to Tania and Jack for being a part of the stair project, and thanks to Melissa for assisting!

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Stay tuned for the next installment of the stair project, featuring @darlingbailey and Astra from San Diego Happy Dogs!

 

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