I’m not sure how we found her work but we really like photographer Luisa Pelipetz‘s point of view. She makes very casual, slice-of-life photos that have a great deal of wit and whimsy to them. Our favorite photos of hers are her animal photos. They’re a lot like her other photos (simple, good looking, witty) but they are a bit more engaging as the buildings and people are sidekicks to the cat and dog main characters.
There’s such an extreme normality to her work. We’ve seen this with a lot of local photographers we’ve shared (Brigette Bloom, Kyle Lishok, Damon Casarez, Gilda Davidian, Stefani Greenwood) but Pelipetz is able to make hers super engaging because of how she frames things. She likes to have her subjects very far removed or obscured or even represented through another media. It gives you the idea of “This is a cat!” without the photo directly being a cat portrait. Instead, you find that the photo is of a cat and you get to see a slice of this cat’s life. She takes a “If this, then what…” formula to her subjects and moves past representing them to establishing what their life is.
For those of you who went to the Bold Italic/Poketo show, Luisa had some work shared there. She’s a great local talent with a funny point of view. We’re big fans. Check out more of her work–and more animal work–here.