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J.B. Shepard | Pet Portrait Photographer & Dog Costume Designer

About the Artist

J.B. Shepard | Professional Pet Photographer & Dog Costume Designer

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 professional dog photographer, pet costume designer, and the founder of the Puptrait Studio in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Best known for his signature headshot style of dog photography and the whimsical Paper Hats featured in many of his pet portraits, J.B.'s unique take on dog portraiture has quickly made his dog photos some of the most instantly recognizable in the pet industry and have earned him critical acclaim within the United States and abroad.

His photography has been featured on TV as background art on the British Academy Television Award winning comedy, 'Toast of London', and as a featured story on the MPT shows, 'Artworks' and 'Your Money and Business', as well as in a number of print publications, including USA Today, Bring Fido Magazine, City Dog Magazine, Dark Beauty Magazine, the Baltimore Sun, Baltimore Magazine, and the City Paper. Shepard's surreal pet portraits have been featured in a number of fine art galleries across North America and at numerous popup art events throughout the Baltimore / Washington D.C. / Philadelphia corridor.

J.B. Shepard was born in the Mount Washington Valley region in New Hampshire and spent most of his childhood moving between various locations throughout rural New England and Maritime Canada, eventually setting down more permanent roots in Baltimore, Maryland. He currently resides in Hampden (a Baltimore City neighborhood that is famously dog friendly) with his wife and two rescue dogs -- Lucky, a Jack Russell Terrier and George, a Boggle (Beagle / Boxer Mix). He enjoys spending his free studio hours looking for ways to leverage art to combat breed specific legislation and raise funds for local nonprofit dog rescue and foster groups.

J.B. is currently available for private pet portrait commissions at his dog friendly photo studio in Baltimore.

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

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