1000 Pugs is the ultimate expression of pug love by San Francisco pet
photographer, Amanda Bradshaw. Her goal is equal parts genius,
ridiculous and insane: to artfully photograph 1000 pugs… in a single
1 photographer- 1 year -1000 pugs- $10,000 for pug rescue
The goal of the, uh, goal is three-fold:
- use 1000 Pugs as a vehicle to raise money for pug rescue ($10k, to be exact)
- create the ultimate celebration of all things pug
- showcase the largest single collection of pug cuteness this world has ever seen (in both on-line and printed form)
And will be split into two distinct phases:
2012 / Phase 1: the shooting of the pugs
first phase of 1000 Pugs begins January 2012 and will continue until
December 31 (or until the pug count reaches 1000 – whichever comes
first). Shooting of the pugs will take place throughout California and
select US locations (and one special place in Canada). No pugs will be
harmed during the shooting, Amanda and her Nikon love pugs!
Photoshoots will focus on capturing and celebrating the irresistibly
freaky uniqueness that makes a pug a pug. Each pug photographed will
appear in the 1000 Pugs online gallery and $10 per pug will be donated
to participating pug rescues.
2013 / Phase 2: the book
begin shortly after pug #1000 is photographed. The book will be a
full-color, hardcover collection of all 1000 Pugs, divided into sections
that highlight different pug ‘features’ and experiences from the 1000
Pugs tour. We anticipate an early 2013 release for the book.
Plans for this leg of the tour are still in the works… but we’ve got
dates! Specific shoot locations and a reminder will be sent out a week
before registration opens.
To avoid the mayhem we experienced in round one, registration will be
divided by city. Seattle set the record in the first round by selling
out in less than 10 minutes, so mark your calendars!
The date for NY/NJ’s registration is MAY 2nd, 11 am Eastern Time.
Please understand that we are a VERY small staff and things are 1000x
more involved when you’re talking about 1000 pugs, +1000 humans and 10+
cities. We appreciate your patience and support as things move forward!How much does a 1000 Pugs photoshoot cost and what’s included?
The sitting fee for a 1000 Pugs photoshoot is $50
($10 from your sitting fee will be donated to pug rescue). The sitting
fee goes to support this project and includes:
- 15 minutes of the photographer’s time & talent
- 3 professionally developed images in a private gallery
- free low-resolution digital download of your 3 images
Your pug will also appear in the 1000 pugs online gallery and is
guaranteed a place in the 2013 book (images chosen by photographer).
Prints and other premium products will be available for purchase at
specially discounted prices.