Monday, June 29, 2009

Catherine Ledner


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chicken1


armadillo1


fox1


bluejay


dachsund2


owl3


crow1


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ostrich1


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Cow_Headscarf


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Catherine Ledner was born into a creative New Orleans family where "no two walls were parallel and no ceilings were flat". Growing up in a home full of dogs, rats, rabbits, guinea pigs, fish and turtles led to her lifelong love of animals. After earning BFAs from NYU and Art Center College of Design, she embarked on a career in photography. Her work has since appeared in numerous publications including Travel & Leisure, Dwell, New York Times Magazine, and Vanity Fair. Catherine's first book Animal House is available through Welcome Books and Amazon.com. Catherine currently lives in Southern California with her husband, son and many animals.


Images and text from Tinlark Gallery

47 comments:

josie(bean) said...

LOVE this post, these pictures couldnt get any better. and now i want to decorate my walls in a funky fashion pattern :D

Hit 40 said...

The fox is a winner!!

Amy said...

Those are so cute! But then I saw the prices... :_(
I really wanted a naked kangaroo in my house...

Simply Mel said...

From the first time I was introduced to Ledner's photos, I was an instant fan! I love how she captures the animals in such delightful whimsy! Makes my heart dance!

TheBeautyFile said...

These are awesome. I love the foxes. They remind me of my pup. I am crazy about these!

me melodia said...

I love her work.
I really want to get the fox print for my bff as a wedding present. It'd be partly a gift for me bc I want to look as his sexy face everytime I visit her.

Iva said...

"lives ....and many animals" I love that. I love animals. Her work is amazing.I'm terrified of cows {long story} but the first one is totally hilarious. The armadillo is so cute..as is the dachshund, hedgehog, and flamingo. The zebra is awesome...oh what am I saying they are ALL so amazing. I love your posts, I wait so patiently in the morning for you to post...ahhh..thankfully you have yet to totally throw me off guard and post at 4pm or something, at which point I'd loose my mind...

Gabbi said...

I LOVE her work! I wanted to zero in a few favorites but there's too many to tell... there's something very whimsical about it isn't there? Could all be easily transported into a children's book. She captures so much personality in each animal. Thank you so much for sharing... I ♥ your blog.

Hanako66 said...

I completely love her work. I once saw a photo of a home with a GIANT cow print behind the couch.....so awesome.

miriam said...

these pictures are amazing! i mite even wish for a cow for my birthday - so cute!

kelly said...

awww look at the armadillo...looks like he/shes ashamed...

awww and then the hedgehog..hi cutie wootie.lol great photos

Diane said...

i love these! i was going to try to pick a fave but i can't!! so simple, but... not! each animal's little personality just shines in each one!

Carlotta said...

awesome love the flamingo pic!!

down and out chic said...

this might be one of my favorite features you've posted. i need that book. i won't be able to shake that hedgehog for some time.

Phoenix said...

Call me odd but the alligator one is just adorable!! I also love the fox and the owl...

Pssst...how was Cirque Bizerk? Did I even spell that correctly?!

Pyzahn said...

What an interesting style. I absolutely LOVE the crow.

Clorivak said...

LALALALALOOOOOOOVE! Melods sent me that fox one awhile back...love that wallpaper animal schtick going on....damn, why didn't I think of that! :P

Lynn said...

...And it's another entertaining post from Droll Girl!!!

Anna said...

I love these! The fox is definitely my favorite, too.

Hope you had a good weekend :)

...love Maegan said...

these are so fucking awesome. like LOVE them.

Lily G. said...

Love all of these images. So simple yet fabulous!

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Elizabeth Marie said...

HEDGEHOG I love you. And for some reason I like the Turkey too...

So awesome. Can you imagine if you had these all over your house? How fun.

I hope you had a good weekend hot mama!

kelly said...

at least he didnt give you the gift that keeps giving....the clap! LOL omg sorry!

i might just have to clone him...or make like 50 boy babies ...wow...that just flashed in front of my eyes...the wizard sleeves. LOL =X

Milly said...

the 1st pic of the cow with its tongue out, had me chuckling

Char said...

fun shots

Gabby said...

I like these. Different, fun, interesting. I think the blue jay and the fox are my faves...in case you had a burning desire to know!

Phoenix said...

thanks for the kind comment and crossed fingers. Everything turned out ok. You rock.

Sasha said...

love the cow with the scarf!!! Thank you for introducing me to all this cool artist that otherwise I would have never heard about them!!

Raez said...

sweeet! i dig the flamingo myself;)
and thanks for the metallica advice, will check that out right away!

p.s.
yes, i had a great weekend;)
xx raez

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

Each one just got better than the next! I loved the hedgehog and the armadillo..fabulous creative work!

ticklishfromadistance said...

So funny. I was reading the post and thinking I loved it, and also that it seemed so familiar. I have the book! And we love it. What a lovely talent.

Kellie said...

I love all of them but my favorite is the alligator one! He looks like he's smiling and marching along!

Iva said...

oh hi there coolest blogger EVER!

Fresh said...

How can anyone be afraid of cows? LOL. Two of my FAVORITE things, animals and wallpaper. Drollgirl rocks!

*Diane* said...

so interesting! and i love the flamingos..

alissa said...

awww these are so fun! somehow not cute animals look very cute. like i literally said 'aww an armadillo!' out loud.

jennifer from pittsburgh said...

Eh, the noisy backgrounds are distracting, but maybe that's the point. Can't say I like it.

one little simitopian said...

So whimsical and cute >.< Wow, she sounds like she had a pretty cool upbringing!
Loves the flamingo!

TERI REES WANG said...

What fine and fantastic juxtaposition!
...I gotta find Animal House.

Fashion and more said...

That chicken has such attitude lol.

Panda Mime said...

I love the fox (1st one) and the armadillo! So adorable! I like to imagine that the armadillo was sleep walking and ran into the wall...

Sam said...

Super collectable! The ostrich, the alligator and the blue Jay are my faves!

thereddeer said...

The hedgehog is soooo cute! I want one!!

Kristin said...

Love the wiener!

Girl Japan: April Marie Claire said...

You know... I'm in love with the one with the pup... fantastic, she has mad skills..

Emma Louise Layla said...

Awesome pictures, this book looks great!

drawing tablet said...

I want that fox, and definitely feeling like some wall painting.