Animal Donut

 Hermit crab crawling over an apple fritter. "Crab Crawls into Contrast." Photo by Jeffrey Luke.

Hermit crab crawling over an apple fritter. "Crab Crawls into Contrast." Photo by Jeffrey Luke.

 Animal Donut photographer Jeff Luke

Animal Donut photographer Jeff Luke

 

Q: “How did you get started photographing animals and donuts?”

A: I teach tennis and as part of my lessons I shoot video so students can see their strokes. I needed to protect the video camera from errant tennis balls, so I built a cage for it. There was an extra space between the bars of the cage, and the friend who shared advice about the cage construction said, “It looks like a tiger cage — you should get a tiger for it."

So I bought a little plastic tiger and put it in the cage. I carried that little tiger in my pocket all week and took pictures everywhere I went.

During a serendipitous moment in a Seattle cafe I put the tiger on top of a donut and Animal Donut was born!