Akanni means: "when you and I meet - you will leave with a precious gift."
Akanni is the name of my photography, design, and desktop publishing studio. I chose that name to represent the high quality of work that I strive to produce.
The name is also used as the kennel name for the Rhodesian Ridgebacks and Borzoi that I breed, train, exhibit and love in my role as a hobby breeder.
For traditional film work I use a Contax system with Carl Zeiss and Yashica lenses, preferring to use slide film for color portraits due to the wonderful saturation of color and sharp detail. I develop and print all of my own black & white work unless otherwise requested. I digitize directly from film negatives or slides with a Canon film scanner. The "hard film" shoots take longer for clients to receive their prints than shooting digital but the image quality is beyond superb.
digital photography I use a Canon DSLR so that I can utilize my Zeiss
lenses on the camera body. I also use other Canon lenses, including some
from the L-series, so that I can offer more options to clients and to
be able to take more action photography. By being able to shoot five frames
per second I can catch amazing movement photos of athletes, animals and
Akanni Design and Desktop Publishing
Since 1997 I have been the creator, editor, and publisher of many newsletters for various groups. I have published an issue of the Rhodesian Ridgeback Club's international magazine from start to finish including designing ads, complete pre-press layout, editing, and mailing. I have been the layout editor/creative editor on booklets and brochures for not-for-profit groups.
If it's in print, I can create it for you - complete with copy and photography.
have been designing and maintaining web sites since 1998. In addition
to my own business, I spent several years working for AlphaGraphics, Inc.
in the world headquarters as their Web Site Support Specialist and Internal
I got back into Hounds in 1995, with my first Ridgeback (a rescue dog) who turned into a phenominal performance dog. My first Borzoi came along in 1996, she was also a rescue dog, and she ended her performance career with some amazing accomplishments.
I own, love, train, and occasionally breed Rhodesian Ridgebacks and Borzoi.
I am a licensed lure coursing judge for both the ASFA and AKC. I have
been actively handling dogs in the show, agility, and obedience rings