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Wow. Suki Is Doge.

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My last blog post of 2013 is dedicated to a photo I took of Suki back in 2010. This image became part of one of the biggest memes of the year, thanks in part to the comic sans someone graced it with before sending it off into viral internetlandia.

In fact, The Verge just ran this article today about the origin of the meme, which includes a touching story about Kabosu the Shiba Inu as well as excerpts from an interview with yours truly. Check it out!

Looking back on the night I took this photo, I remember how hilariously difficult it was to work with Suki. Think she was the perfect little model during my 52 Weeks Project? Think again:

Screen Shot 2013-12-31 at 8.26.25 AM

Many pose. Such uncooperative. Wow.


One does not simply repeat a project like this year after year, but Suki still spent plenty of time in front of my cameras in 2013. This was the year of pack film adventures with my Land Camera and black and white photos with my old rangefinder, at least for my personal photography.

Big thanks to all who stopped by the blog this year. Stay tuned for more Suki adventures in 2014!

Written by Jonathan

December 31, 2013 at 2:17 pm

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  1. HAHAHAH all of the outtake photos are hilarious!!!! Our little doggie is so famous! Wow. Such proud. Very meme. Wow. =D


    December 31, 2013 at 2:25 pm

  2. You have certainly gotten many good images with her.

    Jim Dell

    December 31, 2013 at 2:36 pm

  3. Great post that made me laugh. Such cute. Wow.


    December 31, 2013 at 2:45 pm

  4. I love Suki !
    Suki “Happy New Year! “


    December 31, 2013 at 3:40 pm

  5. Suki is a wonderful sweetheart! :-).


    December 31, 2013 at 3:43 pm

  6. Dogs are Gods gift to us…much wiser in loyalty and love….they are our Heavenly Teachers!


    December 31, 2013 at 3:50 pm

  7. love all the photo’s kudos to you and suki!

    michele Busch

    December 31, 2013 at 5:59 pm

  8. Suki is such a cutie! I am always impressed at how you manage to get good photos of her, since my Shiba never wants to hold still! But I see that you are also very patient and put a lot of work into it!


    January 1, 2014 at 9:28 am

  9. Cool! I’ve been following your blog for a bit and didn’t realize you took this.



    January 2, 2014 at 10:35 am

  10. beautiful dog 🙂


    January 27, 2014 at 12:56 pm

  11. I was wondering! Such awesome. Very meme. Wow.

  12. Suki is gorgeous. I love pretty much all dogs, but shiba inu’s are very lovely, and yours is so photogenic. Great pictures.


    February 24, 2014 at 4:46 pm

  13. Hi, nice pictures! I have lots of pictures of my own shiba Oliver.. you can see him on instagram, just started posting there.. search for ” olivershibaboy ” 🙂

    sandra eriksson

    August 29, 2014 at 2:23 am

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