Because Someone Rescued Me uses pictures to share the stories of cats and dogs who were adopted from the Southern Ocean County (NJ) Animal Facility. The 80 page book shows 17 families and the pets they have brought into their homes. The photographs depict the happiness that humans and animals alike share as a result of the adoptions. All profits from the sale of this book will be donated to the Friends of Southern Ocean County Animal Shelter, a nonprofit group that supports the care and rescue of homeless pets.
Michael Bagley combines his years of work as a commercial boat captain, a love of dogs, and opportunities to learn from some of the best contemporary photographers to create unique images of his subjects. Beginning with a summer job on a sportfishing boat in Nantucket and continuing through most of his adult life, Mike has spent thousands of days on the water in New England, New Jersey, the Chesapeake Bay, and the Caribbean. He earned his Coast Guard Master’s license in 1995, and between 1997 and 2005 he was the full-time captain of the 76′ Schooner, Imagine…! sailing out of Annapolis, Maryland. Now residing in New Jersey, Mike does his boating on Viewfinder, a 19′ Boston Whaler. Mike has had the pleasure of learning from outstanding photographers including Tom Bol, Alison Langley, John Hartman, and Joe McNally. Michael Bagley Photography provides a full range of imaging services, including pet portraits, nautical and sailing photos, and commercial and advertising photography.