About the Secret Worlds
This is art for pet lovers that dream the big dream.
The Secret World of Pets is the creation of me, Los Angeles pet photographer Diana Lundin. I work in collaboration with pet owners who want a unique story of their pets, one that goes far beyond a traditional pet portrait session.
I do this through digital art, also known as compositing or conceptual art, in which worlds are created by combining different photographic elements and objects. The photography sessions to capture the pets are very specific to the story that's being told and the dogs and cats are usually photographed with studio lighting against a gray background.
The result is an unforgettable story of your pet and it's something that no one else has. Seriously. Once your story is told, there won't be another like it.
My favorite storytelling portraits have an air of mystery about them. You don't know what's going to happen next. The animal is looking off somewhere... not at you... beyond. What is beyond? I like the ones that have a melancholic feel to them. The pets are never in danger, no. But they are looking beyond what we can see.
By the way, I'm a former journalist so my storytelling bona fides go way back. My greatest loves are stories and animals. Not necessarily in that order.
Now... who are you? Tell me. I want to hear your story, too.