After working as a reporter, a television producer and a website editor, Diana Lundin struck gold when she returned to photography, her first love. She began photographing her neighbors’ dogs and cats in 2013, and knew squeaking plush toys and waving pheasant feathers would be something she would be doing the rest of her life. Besides her regular pet photography, Diana creates composite art through her The Secret World of Pets website. There, dogs and cats enter worlds that don’t really exist but look as if they could. Here is some of her unique artwork.
Hopper’s haunting Nighthawks has been parodied so many times but not with a dancing dog at the counter. When Diana was putting it together, she thought, what would dogs drink in a diner? And then it hit her… toilet water. So the coffee urns in the original have been switched to toilets with taps.
Luna is a dog that has been Diana's muse for many years. Luna's award-winning pose reminded Diana of Botticelli’s the Birth of Venus. The zephyrs are pit bulls and she is being clothed by a Savannah cat.
One of Diana's first composites, blue dog is barely visible in a moonlit forest.
This was the vision of Diana's client who imagined her 7-month-old piebald Frenchie in a dandelion field towering over a herd of Holsteins.
Luna as Offred from Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” series.
Two explorers, with their compass and maps, see something mysterious in the jungle before them.
He’s floating on a radioactive barrel and is about to reach out to a helicopter ladder.
Leroy is headed to California with all of his prized possessions.
Phoebe looks like she’s the victim of a wreck of some sort but she is being towed to shore by a seahorse.
A play on Magritte’s Son of Man.
Diana's client loved Star Wars and had costumes for his three dogs and wanted one with the three of them together.
Ever wonder what happens in a library after hours?
Heroic Finny under a moonlit sky in Los Angeles.
DaVinci’s Sistine Chapel masterpiece takes on new life reimagined with a Great Dane as God and a dog rescued from hurricane Harvey as Adam.
This is part of a different piece with three humans and three dogs. The white owl brings a message.