J.B. Shepard | Pet Photographer & Maker of Paper Hats

J.B. Shepard

Master Pet Photographer & Maker of Paper Hats

Photo of professional pet photographer, J.B. Shepard, in front of the Baltimore Inner Harbor, seen posing with a pit bull rescue dog from a local foster group.

J.B. Shepard is a studio portrait photographer, experimental prop designer, and the founder of Puptrait -- a dog-friendly photography studio located in Baltimore City, Maryland.

Best known for his signature paper hats and ruffs constructed from an eclectic mix of upcycled / found items and traditional art materials, J.B.'s unique take on portraiture has garnered critical acclaim within the United States and abroad, as well as several local readers' choice awards — including "Best Photographer" by Baltimore Sun readers and "Best Artist" by Baltimore Magazine readers.

His photography has been displayed at Baltimore City Hall, featured on TV as background art on the British Academy Television Award winning comedy, 'Toast of London', and featured on the MPT shows, 'Artworks' and 'Your Money and Business', and in a number of print publications -- including the Washington Post, USA Today, Bring Fido Magazine, City Dog Magazine, and the City Paper.

J.B. Shepard currently resides in Hampden with his wife, son and his best friend, George. He enjoys spending his free studio hours leveraging art to combat breed specific legislation and raise funds for local nonprofit dog rescue and foster groups.

For media inquiries and interview requests email: press@puptrait.com