The Kennel Club Dog Photographer of the Year
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

The Kennel Club Dog Photographer of the Year

'Rescue Dogs and Dog Charities' category winner: Anne Geier, Austria

Title of image: 'Finntastic"

Dog: Finn, Rescue dog cross breed

About this photo: I am a dog photographer from Austria. I have studied geography, but always knew that my true passion is the photography. Since 2014 I work as a dog photographer. The reason why I started to take photos was my first dog Cindy, she was also rescued from a shelter in Austria. First I just wanted to take photos of her to create moments for eternity but then a real passion arisen. Now I have two rescued dogs, Finn and Yuri. Both are from Rumania. Beside the photography I love travelling and hiking with my dogs. I think my assignment in life is to create living moments of dogs for their owners, try to show how beautiful beings dogs are and try to convince some people that rescued dogs are really awesome. For all those reasons I always try my best to show the soulful nature of the dogs in my photos.

This photo shows my own dog Finn. I took the photo during our holiday in the Dolomites last year. We rescued Finn from Rumania in 2014. Since that time he fills our life with so much love. I never met another dog who has the same patience and calmness. He is such a lovely dog ... and I always hope that all the people can feel his special power through my photos of him.

I am nominating "Streunerhoffnung" dog rescue in Austria for the £500 donation from the Kennel Club Charitable Trust. This rescue helped us to get a dog, called now Taavi, out of a shelter named Botosani. I am still very thankful to them.

Technical Specification: Nikon d850, Sigma Art 24mm 1.4, aperture 2.8, shutter speed 1/2000, focal length 24mm

Website / http://streunerhoffnung.at
Website / https://www.annegeier.com
Instagram / anne.geier.fotografie