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.

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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.

 

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

 

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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.

HOW’D THEY DO THAT?

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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.
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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.

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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.

 

 

Author: Anna Cooke

Anna Cooke put a fine art career on hold to enter the advertising world. The name Anna Cooke became synonymous with creative excellence as she went on to become a celebrated art director and then creative director of international renown. Her award-winning design work for industry giants ABC, D&B, and others, eventually led to an agency partnership which exists to this day. Anna Cooke is also co-founder and editor of the awarding-winning dog magazine, The New Barker. "What matters most is what you have done, not what others have done to you."