Delightfully Expressive Portraits Of Dogs By Elke Vogelsang
Elke Vogelsang is a professional Germany-based photographer who loves to take beautiful dog portraits. Her unforgettable works often feature three of her own dogs, Noodles, Scout and Loli. However, she clearly has no difficulty in gaining the trust of any of the other four-legged models in her photos and showing off their personalities, emotions and natural beauty.
“My favourite artist is nature, which I try to imitate while adding my own personal view of life, the universe, and everything in between,” writes Vogelsang. “I love whimsical, funny pictures. And yes, it is for the love of beauty, [living] beings and photography.”
Take a look at this collection of the most delightful, intimate and pleasantly surprising dog portraits by Elke Vogelsang as well as a few of her thoughts about her work that she shared with Bored Panda.
“We always had dogs in our family and my mother is a photography enthusiast herself. So I always had a camera with me on all school excursions and holidays,” Vogelsang told Bored Panda.
“When my first own dog, Noodles, joined us a few years, I felt the need to improve my photography to be able to capture her beauty and character.”
“After a stressful time due to the illness of a family member, I needed something like a creative outlet, which I found in photography.”
“I fell more and more in love with photography and call myself addicted to it now.”
We now have three dogs and all three of them are well trained ‘photography companion dogs’ as I call them.”
“Because of the many dog pictures I showed on the internet, I had more and more people asking me if I could photograph their dogs, too. So I turned my passion into a profession and couldn’t be happier. That’s three years ago now.”
“They all love to pose, because they know they get something for it, a treat or play. But it’s great to have three dogs to choose from.”
“All three are very different in character. One is very eager to learn and you could teach her any trick. That’s Noodles. But she lacks a bit of steadiness.”
“While you can make Scout sit anywhere and she will wait for ages, doing her own thing, like sniffing the wind, watching the scenery, enjoying the sun. But she won’t do every trick.”
“Loli is super cool, acts like a diva and as if all the world’s a stage and he should be the only player. But it’s hard to get a different look from him, since he sits there waiting, ready for his close-up, looking bullishly into the camera, waiting for his reward.”
“But they love it so much, the hardest thing is actually to get the others out of the picture, when it’s not their turn.”