Dog Is The Subject.

The mind of a photographer never rests. In Michael Freeman’s book, The Photographer’s Eye, he states that design is the single most important factor in creating a successful photograph. He also states that the ability to see the potential for a strong picture is equally important. The following photos are part of a 20-year project created by photographer Amanda Jones. She had the foresight and the discipline to photograph, compile and create a book that features the lifespan of a dog.

Lily at 8 months (left) and 15 years (right). Photography by Amanda Jones.


The book, “Dog Years.Faithful Friends, Then & Now,” is a beautiful look at the lives and stories of 30 dogs. Of course, many people make it a practice to chronicle their dogs’  lives over the years through the use of professional photography. So, perhaps Amanda’s book came more as a result of opportunity. She saw the lives of her clients’ dogs transform before her in the prints and digital files she had amassed over a 20-year span.


Corbet at 2 years (left) and 11 years (right). Photographs by Amanda Jones.
Poppy at 1 year (left) and 7 years (right). Photographs by Amanda Jones.


Audrey at 3 years (left) and 12 years (right). Photographs by Amanda Jones.

Photography is an art that also requires the photographer to have some extra special people and animal skills.


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Yes, this is one photograph. The amazing work of Laura Allen, photographed outside Ulele Restaurant in Tampa, Florida. The dogs, all adopted, belong to two members of Ulele staff.
Obe Wan, the most awesome Pittie ever, at the UpDog Challenge in Brooksville, Florida.

Not only do our photographers have the artistic talent and social skills needed to do their job, they have heart and compassion. They are animal advocates and givers, always donating their time, skill and talent to their communities.

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Peanut loves the camera, and her human, Brian Kalish. Riverview, Florida.

We have had the opportunity to work with some of the industry’s most talented photographers here at The New Barker over the last 10 years. How much do our photographers love dogs? One of them (who shall remain unnamed) sent us a note the other day. “Do you know what I like about people? Their dogs.” True that.

Briscoe at 1 year (left) and 10 years (right). Photographs by Amanda Jones.

Laura Allen.  Tina K. VaLant. Stephanie Hayes.  Brian Kalish.  Joyce McCombs. Jacqui Silla.




Briefly, about The New Barker... In our 15th year of publishing original stories with award-winning photography. Reaching 30,000+ dog lovers in print each quarter. Each cover features an original work of art by a different Florida artist. Over the last 11 years, we have donated over $210,000 in cash, product, media space and money to animal welfare organizations across Florida. 30 days after the magazine is distributed and mailed, the digital version is uploaded. The New Barker: Where to stay, play, dine, and just have fun in Florida with your dogs.

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