Puppies and Pictures
Talk about untapped niches. There were blogs for dog lovers and blogs for photography aficionados, but – as Suzanne Donaldson realized – there was no blog for people who were both. So mrssizzle.com was born, a curated blog founded and launched earlier this month by Donaldson, with training tips, anecdotes, information on dog rescue organizations, and great pictures, some of them by people you may have heard of.
The former executive photo editor of Glamour magazine, art and photography editor of Interview magazine, and director of Luhring Augustine Gallery, among other positions, Donaldson knows a thing or two about photography. But she's also fairly passionate about dogs, including her own, Edie and Clair. Art and photography folks who have contributed photos of their dogs include Inez & Vinoodh, William Wegman, and Patrick Demarchelier, among many others. Donaldson may have discriminating taste, but she does not discriminate: Brigitte Lacombe sent a picture of her studio cat, and Cindy Sherman sent some pictures of her pet parrot, Mister Frieda.