May 22, 2011

Limited Edition Sydney Dogs & Cats Home by Jeremy Hudson
















The Sydney Dogs and Cats Home is on a mission to prevent the unnecessary euthanasia of healthy domestic pets. 
To help raise funds and create awareness of this cause we invited 21 of Australia's top photographers to photograph 3 animals from the Home each.
The photographers were asked to bring out the personality of each animal. And just like the animals at the Home, each print is unique. All prints are signed 1 of 1 by the artist.
All the prints are on display in Adshels throughout Sydney.
You can help by bidding on one of the 63 posters or by adopting one of the dogs and cats from the Home.


Limited Edition
Client Sydney Dogs & Cats Home





Agency M&C Saatchi Sydney
Photographer Jeremy Hudson
Assistant Scott Richardson & Tom Donald
Stylist Cherie Michelle cheriemichelle.com




Getting to Zero - a short film by Damien Toogood from Sydney Dogs & Cats Home on Vimeo.



THE MAKING OF LIMITED EDITION from Sydney Dogs & Cats Home on Vimeo.


The opening night !













Tails wag at limited edition launch for Sydney Dogs & Cats Home campaign via M&C Saatchi



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More than 200 guests, including celebrity vets, Australia's top photographers and half a dozen excited canines, celebrated the launch of the Sydney Dogs & Cats Home's (SD&CH) 'Limited Edition' campaign last Thursday night.

Dr Katrina Warren, the Bondi Vet Dr Chris Brown and Claire Hooper of both Network 10's 'Good News Week' and Mix 106.5FM were among the throng at the S2 Gallery in Chippendale to view and bid on the stunning photographic portraits of shelter animals on display.
'Limited Edition' was conceived and created by M&C Saatchi. It involves 21 of Australia's best photographers who donated their time and expertise to shoot one-off portraits of 63 dogs and cats as well as the odd rabbit and duck from SD&CH for an exhibition-type campaign that will use all of Sydney as its gallery.

The one-of-a-kind prints, signed and numbered by the photographer, have been rendered into superlites (large advertising posters) donated by Adshel for display in high traffic locations all over Sydney from today. Adshel is donating $225,000 worth of media to the campaign.

The public will be directed to the SD&CH website (SDCH.org.au) where they can view the entire 'Limited Edition' exhibition and either bid for a one-off print, adopt the animal in it or donate to the SD&CH.

eBay will be donating its services for the online auction of the prints and will promote it on the ebay.com.au homepage for the duration of the campaign.

The campaign got off to a flying start with all five portraits in a silent auction sold on Thursday night, raising more than $3000 for SD&CH towards its goal of 'Getting to Zero' - to eradicate all unnecessary euthanasia of healthy domestic animals.

Speaking at the launch SD&CH Strategic Operations Manager Tim Vasudeva said better marketing of rescue pets to the community is a key component of the Getting To Zero Euthanasia initiative.

"Approximately 500,000 new puppies are bred every year in Australia and at the same time pounds and shelters kill 250,000 unwanted dogs and cats - so from my perspective the argument that 'there aren't enough homes' for the pounds and shelters every year is something of a misnomer," Vasudeva said.

"There are enough homes, it's just that those homes choose a pet store over a rescue pet  because breeders and pet shops do a much better job of marketing their pets to adopters than we do in rescue."

SD&CH needs to educate the public to the wide variety of wonderful breeds, shapes and sizes who end up looking for new homes through no fault of their own, Vasudeva said.

"The 'Limited Edition' campaign achieves this brilliantly."

Dr Katrina Warren was chaperoned by Riley, a Golden Retriever former shelter inhabitant. Dr Katrina fostered Riley after he was found dumped 
outside a rural NSW pound weighing 17kg (as opposed to the 28kg he weighs now).

Having spent time rehabilitating Riley in her care Dr Katrina decided that he had settled in so well with her family that she formally adopted him just this week.

"Riley is a great example of there being a rescue animal that suits any family's needs," Dr Katrina said.

"I needed a dog that is great with children and other animals and Riley fits the bill perfectly."

M&C Saatchi senior creative Jason Woelfl said it's not every day in this industry that you get to bring creatives together to work on a campaign that makes a real difference in the community and acknowledges the work done by a great charity organisation.

"A special thanks has to go to the photographers that did an extraordinary job creating some truly memorable work."


The top photographers involved: 
Juli Balla | Toby Burrows | Terence Chin | Michael Corridore | Tamara Dean | Toby Dixon | Marc Gafen | Florian Groehn | Amelia Hawkins | Gary Heery | Jeremy Hudson | Nic Ingram | Ingvar Kenne | Adrian Lander | Tom Luscombe | Jonathan May | Michael Miller | Ruth O'Leary | Andreas Smetana | Adam Taylor | Julian Wolkenstein.


Limited Edition made possible by: 
M&C Saatchi, AdShel, eBay, We Are Social, Luscious and The Print Room.

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3 Comments

Anonymous said:
You can view and bid on all the limited edition prints here: http://www.sdch.org.au/
Well done to all involved. Was a great result.
Anonymous said:
I was there on the night. The photos here don't do it justice. The place was packed, great night. Awesome work by some seriously great photographers...
Anonymous said:
Great idea.

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