I love how dogs see the world...
To a dog, a ball is not just a ball. That shiny, slobbery plaything is an opportunity, a challenge, a steadfast companion. In my dog photography I strive to glimpse life on their level—A bowl of food is love and comfort. A warm bath is the ultimate back rub. A knock at the door is a chance to prove courage and loyalty. Therein capturing the reality of modern dog ownership—a reminder to enjoy the small things.
My journey with dogs began with Annie and Murray, my intensely brave, loving and bonkers Boston terrier rescues and continues with my new pups, Ollie and Pepper. I have learned valuable lessons from my wild pups and am grateful to them for leading me toward a career filled with wagging tails, muddy paws and clicking cameras.
In addition to the chaotic world of canines, I pursue projects dedicated to my intense love of the natural world and exploration. I'm a contract photographer for the Smithsonian Institution and a photo graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology. My work has been used in advertising campaigns, magazines and displayed in galleries worldwide. I absolutely love what I get to do everyday.
When I’m not making photos or chasing after the pups, I enjoy spending time in the great outdoors, volunteering with animal rescues and practicing my downward dogs.
images by Julie Socher