I shoot a lot of people and things, but my dogs are my favorites.

You can see more of my work here and on my facebook page.

Some are for sale or license, contact me for info.

And remember a click a day feeds a shelter animal. pass it on.

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    janeypoox2 says:

    "Susan is a joy to work with. I had her as my photographer for my wedding this past Valentine's Day. I am just absolutely in love with her fresh styles. I have not seen photographers do what Susan has been able to do. Hence, she has been renamed to Ninja Photographer. :) I plan on taking having our dogs have their photos taken by Susan in the future."

    May 1st, 2009

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    bethechange21 says:

    "what can I say. The coolest "dog people" on flickr. She's real. She rocks. and so do her dogs."

    October 22nd, 2008

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    indee• says:

    "Susan Sabo is a wonderfully talented, passionate photographer with a unique eye on the world.
    She is also an incredibly compassionate individual who lives for love."

    October 4th, 2008

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    melissa.. says:

    "susan is the awsomist.. even if I didn't think she was the awsomist I'd still love her work. inspired, smart, fun, serious, beautiful, true, she flirts with the world and it unveils itself in a most disarming and lovely way."

    September 18th, 2008

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    Mary Jane 2040 says:

    "Kids this is your new Auntie Susan

    She likes dogs, cars and tattoos.
    She dislikes pretentious people and Scientologists.
    As a result she takes wicked, cool pictures.
    She says she isn't stalking us... but if you're lucky she might change her mind."

    January 31st, 2008

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    puck90 says:

    "Assisting Smalldogs is a lot like working for Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada. "Yes Ms Sabo, I'll pick up your laundry and take take the small dogs out for a potty break. No Ms Sabo, I don't mind picking up dog poop. I know, this will make me a better photographer one day."

    Actually Smalls is the coolest girl in the school. Her photography is inspiring and I plan to pay close attention and steal everything I can. If you click on my next self portrait and I have 7 tattoos, you will know the Single White Female thing is in full force."

    December 11th, 2007

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    ...kranich says:

    "i liken susan to a badass oreo: tough on the outside, sweet on the inside, and a winning package overall. she recognizes the need for dog-on-tooth kisses—enough said. almost. this is a terrific, inspiring photographer, and we her fans are generally clamoring for more."

    November 19th, 2007

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    Hilary (curioush) says:

    "smalldogs takes some incredible photos. i find myself gasping, more often than not, at what she's captured now. or how she's captured it. really, it's both. because she's got some mad skills, y'all.

    i don't often use the word brave, but really it's most apt in this case. she ain't afraid to tell it like it is, take risks. that's a quality i really admire, and that we could all use a little more of. people being who they are.

    oh, and the midwest would be honored to have her back -- any time!"

    November 14th, 2007

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    Compromised Exposure says:

    "Susan has so many testimonials! I will add another.

    One of the things I love about photography is that its possibilities are limitless. Susan embraces this theory in her technique; she is unafraid to take risks and that is why I find myself looking forward to her stream. Whether she's trying new lighting or studying an overlooked subject the results always are inspiring. You can sense the personality of the best photographers in their work; Susan comes across as a sensitive, compassionate, and daring person who has a cultivated sense of fun.

    Thanks for sharing all of your photos, Susan, and keep them coming!"

    October 10th, 2007

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    roundandborderless says:

    "susan rocks and that's all there is to it"

    October 9th, 2007

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    yes.its.me says:

    "i feel like we not only share a birthday, but so many things in life.
    through your wonderful, expressive openness, i've learned so much about you, and about myself.

    i'm so sad to see your stream practically empty.
    i've considered leaving flickr many times, but i stay for the company.
    please, dont hide away and become a stranger.

    thank you. thank you. thank you.
    my friend, you are alive, with your eyes wide open.
    i like what you see.

    appreciation and love from tennessee."

    October 2nd, 2007

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    Esther17 says:

    "susan rocks the motherfucking casbah, and that is all you need to know."

    September 20th, 2007

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    miss_kcc says:

    "I have wanted to write a testimonial for Susan for ages, but I am useless at writing - unlike her - she is an incredible artist, both an excellent photographer (and so inspiring) and a great writer (I devoured both her novels)... a smile always lights up my face when I see a new post from her on my contacts page - she gives so much of herself - sharing her triumphs and doubts (and teaches me a lot along the way) and always offering a positive comment :) Thank you for everything Susan!"

    September 11th, 2007

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    Walsh says:

    "who's smalldogs?"

    August 30th, 2007

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    lomojunkie71 says:

    "What else is there to say about smalldogs besides that she is a wonderful photographer. She has inspired me in so many ways. It's an honor for me every time she visits my photo stream. I look up to her natural talent as something I would like to aspire to have one day. She is sarcastic, easy going and she doesn't take any crap. All the unique qualities that make her such a great person."

    August 4th, 2007

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    Darren C. says:

    "You might say she's not all there. I mean her photos. Susan has posted far more pictures than you see on her stream. She gets bored and deletes them -- some really good ones, too. She first caught my attention with her fun portraits and pictures of signs around Los Angeles. Her sense of style and sense of humor have kept me coming back. She's such a fun Flickr friend to have around."

    July 23rd, 2007

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    stephiedee says:

    "I've been considering a proper testimonial for Susan for months now. I just don't know if I can adequately express how fantastic her photos are with my puny words. It's not only her photos that are fantastic though; as a person, she does a pretty damn good job of inspiring awe too. She's not one those fluffy, blow-smoke-up-your-ass types. She's genuine. She's unpretentious. She is a force to be reckoned with."

    July 5th, 2007

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    BrittneyBush says:

    "I just spent fifteen minutes catching up on Susan's photos after an inexcusable absence. In those fifteen minutes, I laughed, I cried, and I had the best breakfast I've had in many a day. I attribute all of those to her.

    She's a great photographer and a totall badass and clearly a remarkable person and I wish she lived down the street."

    June 28th, 2007

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    Artful Magpie says:

    "I want to be just like smalldogs if I ever grow up. She's smart, tough, creative, lovely, and just plain full of piss and vinegar (in the best of all possible ways.) An inspiration, and a wonderful person to know. And she takes AMAZING photographs, too!"

    April 3rd, 2007

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    Fotofever says:

    "If you look up the word "cool" in the dictionary, there's a photo of Susan. She's awesome. It comes through loud & clear in her work. I am humbled!"

    March 21st, 2007

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    Burlesque_Atlanta says:

    "of the thousands of beautiful and talented women pointing a camera at themselves on flickr, smalldogs is my favorite. bar-none."

    March 10th, 2007

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    smirk.monster says:


    March 1st, 2007

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    rajue says:

    "Susan is the craziest person to meet at Flickr and I love her (style)!

    Flickr on!"

    February 22nd, 2007

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    Andrew Edmark says:

    "If I had to describe Susan; her personality, her style, and her art all in one word... I wouldn't. She deserves much more than one word. Much much more. More than any single bound book could fill.

    I think that's all I need to say."

    February 13th, 2007

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    oliwkowygaj says:

    "One of the greatest people i've ever met. She's a great friend, good photographer, beautiful woman with strong character and big heart. I also should mention her great taste and sense of humour. What can i say more...i just love that woman :)"

    January 4th, 2007

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    PortugePunk says:

    "Susan is just too cool. Nothing else even needs to be said!"

    January 3rd, 2007

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    *cindimh* says:

    "Susan and I live on different planets and yet there is something thru our images that keeps us connected. The dogs? The never-ending drama of hair? Our affection for anything retro? Being mothers and loving our children?
    Susan and her images remind me that I, too, was a child of the 60’s and 70’s; she reminds me it’s ok to question, to take a stand and make a statement. And once again I am shown thru photography and conversation - we are all more alike than we are different.
    Rock on, Susan. And thank you for inspiring me to never let go of that small part of me that is wild and crazy. As I once told her – someday we’ll go have a drink and not talk. (She knows what I mean. And this is where I would put a winkie icon but I know she would hate that.)"

    October 27th, 2006

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    kpe II says:

    "Great photographer, gutsy lady, caring Mom, dog lover.
    What more could you ask for?"

    August 9th, 2006

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    Loon Man says:

    "Photography encompasses many emotions, and humor is of course one of them. Susan dies it rilly well: "smalldogs" as a word, suggests that lens, and it's a wonderful trip."

    June 8th, 2006

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    rutabegabunny says:

    "Not only does Susan take amazing photographs of the Los Angeles we both love, but she is also one of the most generous people I've had the pleasure to meet on Flickr. No wonder dogs like her. They can always sniff out the good ones."

    May 26th, 2006

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    JKönig says:

    "ok i'm gonna get all gushy here. but i must speak the truth, as in testify - cos this is a testimonial after all. i know she will beg off this kind of praise, but woman? deal with it. this here is some big-time flickrlove for your fine self.

    in the three months since i've been on flickr, susan has, quite simply, become one of my heroes. i mean it. she inspires me in the truest sense of that word. she's whip-smart. she's funny. she's kind. she's brave. she's got the coolest tattoos i've ever seen. she's REAL.

    and she takes some of the best goddam photographs i've ever seen."

    May 18th, 2006

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    Jodi K. says:

    "Susan's photos truly inspire me. She photographs two of my favorite subjects...dogs and Los Angeles...brilliantly. So many of her photos are so simple, yet so beautiful and artistic. She is also gracious with her comments, which I always feel honored to receive."

    May 16th, 2006

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    Riot Sauce says:

    Los angelina

    My good flickr friend, an inspiration, and a mighty fine photographer."

    March 14th, 2006

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    Carrie Taylor says:

    "smalldogs (Susan) always captures something a little different than the norm. She has a knack for shooting everyday life with interesting details. He dog photos are first rate, crazy, and fun. I love seeing Lola, Buzz, and Gracie("G") through Susan's camera lens. They are three very different personalities portrayed masterfully. I always look forward to viewing my contact's page to see what going on in Susanville."

    March 4th, 2006

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    Be Still says:

    "Susan is my favorite Flickr friend. She is a kickass photographer and a great sounding board. I feel compelled to check her photostream almost daily, even if I'm not posting anything myself. I don't want to miss one of her lovelies! Susan is one of those people that make Flickr a living space for me. She rocks!"

    February 25th, 2006

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    Camera.Ed says:

    "Susan is capable of capturing Los Angeles not the way it is, but the way I think of it. New Yorkers always ask why on earth I would want to live here. Well, thank goodness for these photos, now I can show them."

    February 16th, 2006

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    Evan G says:

    "Susan's photos have moved me to write a testimonial about her. Since coming on to Flickr, her photos have made me go to my contacts page to see if she's got anything new up. I've lived in Long Beach and LA my whole life, and she finds things that I've seen before, but shoots them in a way that make them seem like new to me. I'm so glad that Flickr has introduced me to amazing photographers like her."

    December 21st, 2005

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    Zen Cat says:

    "Someone once said “Every picture tells a story” well that cannot be more true than when it comes to Susan’s work. She says more in one photo of this great City of Angels than any one tour guide can in a paid by the minute hour.

    She will mix you up in the watery pale colors of a rundown parking lot restroom or take you into the heart of a homeless person that is not so invisible. Her photographs of signs say more than signs are intended to say and if that were not enough she will fire up the Puppy-cam and give you a canine eye-shot of the city at any given minute.

    And as far as self portraits go, every one is of a different woman; she truly bypasses the “Look at me” stage that comes with most self portraits and instead offers insight.

    From the Miracle mile to a reverse angle of Pasadena’s Suicide Bridge she is a treasure to this city. Yup, miss her work and you’re missing a lot."

    November 19th, 2005

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    elifem says:

    "YOU may have small dogs... but you are Larger than life!"

    September 19th, 2005

August 2005
long beach, ca
I am:
Female and Taken
susan sabo photography