With Gone and Porch Dogs, Nell is waging a one woman campaign to save Southern culture with her Southern preservation photography series. Porch Dogs works two on two levels. First, it is an engaging homage to our canine companions. Second, and perhaps most importantly, it is a photographic ode to Southern architecture and life. The book is divided into several sections by type of dog; house, yard, shop, swing & bench, top & under and dock. Each color image (thankfully Nell works in color) is accompanied by a warm and charming explanatory caption.
In addition to her photography, Nell does a lot of other things which you can read about on her website. From my perspective, though, these two books are perfect examples of the power of photography and may give you some ideas.