One man and his pug: The photographer takes a picture of his beloved pet dog Norm EVERY DAY

July 10, 2013 5:50 pm 0 comments Views: 904

hotographers have been inspired by their muses since time immemorial. For Richard Avedon it was Audrey Hepburn, while David Bailey was fascinated by Jean Shrimpton.

But Seattle photographer Jeremy Veach has a more surprising subject for his compositions: his pet pug Norm.

23-year-old Veach has been photographing Norm since he was a puppy, and the two were recently featured in mobile photography magazine, Ludique.

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Selfie: It looks like Norm’s holding the camera, but it’s really his human Jeremy Veach, the photographer behind the creative canine compositions

Rebel: Norm couldn't help himselfRebel: Norm couldn’t help himself

Birthday boy: Veach has been taking pictures of Norm ever since the pug was a puppyBirthday boy: Veach has been taking pictures of Norm ever since the pug was a puppy

Old dog: Now Norm is about a year and a half oldOld dog: Now Norm is about a year and a half old

Puppy days: Veach got Norm when the pug was just 8 weeks oldPuppy days: Veach got Norm when the pug was just 8 weeks old

 

Pals: Veach has documented his pug's life ever since
Pals: Veach has documented his pug's life ever since

Pals: Veach has documented his pug’s life ever since

 

Veach’s pictures aren’t the usual sleeping puppy pictures clogging up your instagram feed. Veach tries to capture the personality of Norm, and put him in unlikely situations

For example, one picture looks like Norm is taking a selfie, while another makes it look like Norm is uncontrollably laughing.

Veach drew inspiration for his series with Norm from other funny dog photographs like ‘Find Momo‘ and ‘Maddie the coonhound.’

Best friends: Veach makes sure to stay attuned to Norm's feelings about being photographed but finds that most of the time he 'gets really into it'Best friends: Veach makes sure to stay attuned to Norm’s feelings about being photographed but finds that most of the time he ‘gets really into it’

Lazy dog: It looks like Norm likes to sleep inLazy dog: It looks like Norm likes to sleep in

Laundry day: Norm really getting into the washingLaundry day: Norm really getting into the washing

Composed: Norm is a perfectly calm subjectComposed: Norm is a perfectly calm subject

Mortal enemies: We can't see Norm's face in this image but there does seem to be a tense moodMortal enemies: We can’t see Norm’s face in this image but there does seem to be a tense mood

 

Dog treats: Perhaps this is why Norm is such a good dog being photographed - delicious treats afterwardsDog treats: Perhaps this is why Norm is such a good dog being photographed – delicious treats afterwards

 

‘He loves pictures and gets really into it,’ Veach told Ludique. ‘And when there is something he doesn’t like, I can tell, and I just will move on to a new idea.’

Sometimes Jeremy will take pictures with the dog, but most of the time it’s Norm front and center.

Since starting to take daily pictures of Norm, Veach’s Instagram has gained nearly 29,000 followers.

Clinger: Norm doesn't seem to like this sheep hanging aroundClinger: Norm doesn’t seem to like this sheep hanging around

 

Sharp dressed dog: Looks like it was a tough day at workSharp dressed dog: Looks like it was a tough day at work

Dress-up: Norm doesn't seem too annoyed at being put in ridiculous outfits
Dress-up: Norm doesn't seem too annoyed at being put in ridiculous outfits

Dress-up: Norm doesn’t seem too annoyed at being put in ridiculous outfits

 

Funny face: The many faces of NormFunny face: The many faces of Norm

Doggy romance: Norm looks like he's wooing someoneDoggy romance: Norm looks like he’s wooing someone

 

Happy dog: Pugs are known for their downcast faces, but Veach got a good picture showing the funny side of NormHappy dog: Pugs are known for their downcast faces, but Veach got a good picture showing the funny side of Norm

 

Seattle dog: As a resident of the Pacific Northwest, Norm obviously loves his coffeeSeattle dog: As a resident of the Pacific Northwest, Norm obviously loves his coffee

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