About the Book
"The barn is my studio." These are words that Janet Holmes's family and friends never expected to hear her say. After growing up too close to the outdoors in British Columbia, she fled to big cities and pursued a career inside as a lawyer for many years. Five years ago, she started volunteering with animal rescue groups. Fortuitously, she picked up a DSLR at the same time and decided to learn how to use it. Naturally, she pointed her camera at animals ... and was captivated. She completed the International Center of Photography's Continuing Education Track Program in 2015 and now devotes much of her spare time to portraiture of rescued animals. In 2017, she was recognized by Photo Lucida as a Critical Mass Top 200 Finalist, and she has exhibited and won awards for her animal portraits in juried exhibitions throughout the USA. She works primarily on a non-profit basis, donating her services and a significant percentage of her profits to animal welfare groups.