Kindred Tales | Sarah and Pablo | Buckley Magazine
Sarah Mahini is a French photographer currently based in Mallorca. Together with Oisin Orlandi they are working on launching Buckley, a photography publication dedicated to life with dogs.
We chatted to Sarah about her life with her dog Pablo and to find out more about Buckley, which is launching Spring 2021.
Tell us a bit about Buckley and how it all started?
Together with my friend and partner Oisin Orlandi, we are working on launching Buckley, a photography magazine dedicated to life with dogs. It will be a celebration of our pets and friendship, through beautiful images created by our favourite artists. We are really looking forward to bringing it to life! I met Oisin in 2016 during a business meeting in Paris, while both working in fashion photography. We became close friends a year later while adopting our beagles the same month. Buckley was naturally born sharing mutual passions for style and imagery and sharing beagle videos on Instagram. We are now working on our first issue, hoping to launch in print in Spring 2021.
Tell us about your Pablo and how he came into your life.
I adopted 2 months old Pablo with my ex boyfriend when I was still living in London. Pablo and I are now based in Mallorca where he wakes up every morning wondering if we will go play with sticks in the forest or run in the seaweed on the beach. He loves adventures, and he is now a proud little islander!
How does having a dog fit into your general working day?
I work from home most of the time and I leave him at the dog sitter when I have to travel or work long hours. He loves to go there and play with his friends! I’m also a photographer and I’m currently making a series of Pablo with pretty girls - he loves that too… all the cuddles and attention.
When you’re not working where do you like to head out to with the dog?
Our favourite is to go North of the island, where there is a long sandy beach where dogs always meet up in winter. But on hot summer days, we go hiding in the fresher forests of the Tramuntana mountains.
What essentials do you always have on you when heading out for a dog walk, and what do you carry them in?
My mum brought me a tiny handbag bag from India that I always take when I go to walk Pablo. It can fit poo bags, my keys, my phone and some small treats. I like to have my hands free while we go on walks, and Pablo prefers to play with whatever we find rather than any kind of dog toys.
What adventures do you have planned with Pablo for later this year?
Well, we’re doing a new training at the moment as Pablo has difficulties to stay home alone. We go there twice a week, so for now that’s the big adventure. But living in Mallorca, he is lucky to have small adventures in the wilderness every day.