Luna & Lola: A Love Story
When photographer Priscilla Rattazzi’s family finally got a dog, a Golden retriever named Luna, they thought they had become a big dog family. It wasn’t until Lola, a dachshund, came into their lives, that they realized they were also a small dog family.
After more than a decade of taking thousands of pictures of her two dogs, Rattazzi has compiled a fraction of them into her latest book, Luna & Lola.
Though she snapped many shots over the years, one that frustratingly eluded Rattazzi was this one. Lola, who came to view Luna as something of a mother figure, always harassed and chased after her tail, but Luna would shake her off too quickly for Rattazzi to get a clear shot.
PLAYING TO CAMERA
Many of the photographs chosen for Luna & Lola were taken on the beach in East Hampton, where Rattazzi got to use her telephoto lenses in the natural light she loves.
LOVE YOU FOREVER
After Luna died, Rattazzi stopped taking pictures for a period of months. “I didn’t lift my camera,” she says. “I could not photograph anything or anybody.”
CAPTURED IN TIME
Another moment that took Rattazzi 10 years to capture was Luna coming out of the water and shaking it all off her coat. “Finally, one day, she came out of the ocean, and I got it. She looks like a bat, and all the little droplets of water – it’s very good!”