The Poker shoot

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Poker Night

Fine Art Party

What is going on in this image? This group of friends wanted to base this image from the famous Dogs Playing Poker painting by Coolidge. From there we decided on each one basing their character off of their favorite vintage actress. From there this party got wild with cigars, drink, friendship and betrayal. I even got coaxed into dressing up to join a few of our candids.

What we decide to create always pulls out some kind of deeper meaning for the people involved. Of course artists leave that up the the viewer to interpret. I’ll just leave you with this: Critic Annette Ferrara has described Dogs Playing Poker as "indelibly burned into ... the American collective-schlocksubconscious ... through incessant reproduction on all manner of pop ephemera".[2]