2015 was a beautiful year for dog photography, and these five artists rose to the top.
Capturing great dog photos requires not just getting down to the dog’s level, but seeing the world through their eyes. That’s why we’re so impressed with these images. Just try looking at them without smiling—or reaching out to snuggle your furry friend a little closer.
Shelter Dogs in a Photo Booth
These photo booth style portraits of adoptable shelter dogs took the internet by storm last year. Photographer Guinnevere Shuster, who handles photography and social media for the Humane Society of Utah, has now published a book of her ‘pet’ project. Heartwarming and beautiful, this collection celebrates not only the awesome personalities of her subjects, but their gotcha day as well!
One Dog Policy
Photographer Maija Astikainen‘s ongoing series One Dog Policy highlights the way we casually assign human qualities to our pets. Her eye-catching portraits show dogs in their homes, posing much as a human would, shaped by and shaping their domestic world.
A master at capturing dogs’ unique personalities, Friedman has recently published his compelling photography in book form. The Dogist is available on Amazon.
Dog Years: Faithful Friends, Then and Now
Amanda Jones knows a thing or two about dog photography—she’s been at it for 20 years. One of her specialities? Documenting the unfolding beauty of our dogs as they make the journey from reckless young pup to elder statesman.
Jones’ fourth book is available from Amazon.
All the Dogs in the World
When not shooting weddings and portraits at home in Australia, photographer Jesse Hunter travels the world taking joyful pictures of dogs. His beautiful book takes dog lovers on a tour of 44 countries.