From his age-clouded eyes, to his scrawny legs, to his “devil” tail with the tuft of hair jutting out at the tip, Rusty isn’t exactly a classic beauty.
But on this sunny spring morning, the 15-year-old Miniature Pinscher from New Jersey is being photographed with an intensity usually reserved for a Vanity Fair shoot. And kneeling on the creaky maple floor of this rented Manhattan photo studio, drumming her fingers to get her geriatric subject to look into her close-up lens is Amanda Jones, who for all intents and purposes is the Annie Leibovitz of dog photography.
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