This is not a post I ever expected to make, which shows a certain narrowness of vision on my part. I saw a group of these images from 2018 Kennel Club Dog Photographer of the Year Photos on The Daily Kos, and I was both surprised and impressed with the quality of the dog portraiture below.
‘A Winters Storm’ Dog: Hugo, Pomeranian: ‘I photographed my dog at the window here in my tenement flat in Glasgow using available natural light during a winter’s storm of hailstones, wind and rain.’ Michael Sweeney, United Kingdom.
‘Little Ceylin’ Dog: Ceylin, Italian Greyhound: ‘Ceylin was the second dog of my friend Birguel. The photo means much to me since her first dog, also an Italian greyhound, died at puppy age in a car accident. 13 week-old Cylin has the whole life in front of her. You can see it in her expression – Monica van der Maden, Netherlands.
‘The lady of the mystery forest’ Dog: Noa, Great Dane: ‘This picture was made in the early morning in the forest. I wanted to photograph her in a position where she was sitting relaxed next to a tree. When I wanted to make the shot she turned her head to the left to her owner and this was the moment where you could see her soul. Dogs come in all different shapes, sizes and colours. But their hearts are all the same filled with love’- Viktoria Baranova, Estonia.
‘Small lady in the cloud of ginger hair’ Dog: SMILAIN AMI DEZ ROUZEZ, Yorkshire Terrier: ‘My favorite dog named Amy is on the photo. Amy is the real terrier and has the character of a true lady – knows her value and has an ability to put her best foot forward with the highest dignity.’ – Carol Durrant, United Kingdom.