My client likes to travel. It is a big part of his life. However, painting and creating art on the go is not always convenient when travelling, especially with regards to portraiture. As a result, photography is sometimes the best way of documenting the travels, experiences and people you meet whilst travelling. My client is no exception to doing this.
Elke Vogelsang is a portrait photographer, but with a bit of a twist. The work from her which I am interested in focuses on her 3 dogs. It is worth baring in mind that portraiture is not confined to humans, but it is the expression and emotion of the dogs which is captured through the images that I am most interested in.
Elke has an incredible ability to capture the dogs at their most expressive points, creating images which show them in a way which is unusual to see. Despite the dogs not necessarily doing anything out of the ordinary, it is the capturing of specific moments and freezing the motion of their actions which reveals the sometimes unnoticed expressions that they have.
The images, some of which are shown to the right, show a wide variety of expression and emotion from the dogs. I like how there is such a variety captured, they are considerable extremes, take the bottom two images for example.
These extremes are interesting to me, similar to the way that the bipolar disorder generates extreme moods. There is nothing to say that these kind of images cannot be applied to human portraits, although that said, there is nothing to stop my client from producing portraits of animals.
I like this style and can see it being applied through my client's work.