DOGS is a beautiful magazine produced by a small dedicated team of people in Hamburg, Germany. In my opinion DOGS is one of, if not THE best Dog Magazine in the world!!! I just wish it was also published in English, as my German is worse than my French, therefore pretty much non existent! Last year while I was working in Provence I was visited and interviewed by the editor of DOGS magazine Germany, Thomas Niederste-Werbeck. A wonderful feature on my work as a photographer was not the only outcome of this visit, I now have a great friendship and working relationship with Thomas and the team at DOGS. Over the past 6 months I have visited Germany to create a number of cover images for the Magazine as well as a couple of feature articles......
This image was chosen from my collection of images, an image I have always loved but it has never been used, it was great to see it used on the cover of the 5th Anniversary issue.
Lotte, a gorgeous Kelpie Cross from just outside Dusseldorf.
The first of the 'readers' dogs I photographed for a cover.
Lulu, a fun loving Boston Terrier from Hamburg
Indira & Charlie, two beautiful cuddly and affectionate Newfoundlands from another little village near Dusseldorf.
Charlie reminded me so much of my old boy Henry, who was the love of my life for 7 and a half years.
I also photographed an article on 'Small Dogs' which was a lot of fun; Chihuahuas, Pomeranians, Boston Terriers, Papillons, Coton du Tulears, a Miniature Poodle and a Miniature Pinscher....some of the dogs were photographed in France and the others were photographed in Germany.
Lulu & Georgina, Boston Terriers from Germany
Alice, a Chihuahua from France
Chipie, a Miniature Pinscher from France
Lulu & Georgina at play
In late December 2011, Andy and I flew to Orlando, Florida to photograph the Eukanuba World Challenge Dog Show. This is a unique show where winning Dogs from Countries Worldwide meet to compete for the ultimate position of Champion World Dog. It was a challenging but fun project to shoot, very different to what I have photographed before, but DOGS were pleased, so I was happy :)
The Overall Winner 'Reckon' an Australian Shepherd from the USA
The stunning Afghan 'Colin' from Germany
'Suni' a beautiful Saluki representing Switzerland
A Dobermann from Argentina struts his stuff
A last minute groom for 'Reckon'
A final groom before entering the ring
The handsome Staffordshire Bull Terrier representing New Zealand
'Colin' strides around the ring
I'm loving working with the team at DOGS, and look forward to sharing more images created for the magazine with you in the future.
A few months ago I was approached by Kate Coughlan the Editor of NZ Life & Leisure Magazine asking if I would be interested in being interviewed and creating some images of 'Our Life in France' to be featured in the Magazine. I was thrilled, Life & Leisure is one of my favorite magazines, so to be included in a publication would be fantastic.
Along with the feature I was also asked to create the cover for the issue, so with a borrowed Egyptian Donkey, a friends dog, my wonderful husband, our gorgeous daughter and our new little kitten Oscar; our back garden became the stage for the Life & Leisure Cover.
Thank you so much Kate and Yolanta from Life & Leisure for creating this wonderful feature which I am extremely proud to be able to share with my friends and family back home in
I love heading to Germany for a few days to create Cover images for DOGS Magazine. I have had the pleasure to work with some gorgeous dogs, all are the adored pets of subscribers to the Magazine.... it is wonderful that Thomas, the Editor in Chief of DOGS, has given readers the opportunity to have their own pets as the Cover Stars. So Thomas and I head off on road trips around Germany to capture a variety of breeds, pure and not so pure, so the cover of each Magazine graces a different character and look for every edition.
A stunning Black Great Dane
Anga was a little nervous to start, but soon settled into the role with ease, she was beautiful, rather tall but very regal.
AMY & OLE
A couple of gorgeous crossbreeds
Amy was sceptical, Ole was happy go lucky; both totally adorable and great fun to photograph for the first cover shot out in the environment.
An angelic petite Jack Russell
Ball crazy and full of beans, but an absolute angel to photograph, exceptional manners and a character that continuously makes you smile, secretly I think she thinks she is a Kangaroo!
HERR MOPS & ELF
A cute cheeky little Pug and an extremely energetic Weimaraner
An interesting combination of breeds, but these two are great mates. Elf has to be the most well behaved Weimaraner I have ever met and Herr Mops idolizes her, therefore follows suit in all aspects of character; plays hard, runs hard and steps into heel at the drop of a hat... a wonderful couple of dogs to capture through the lens.
My advanced copies of the French edition of The French Dog and the English, French and German editions of Lunch in Provence have just arrived on my doorstep here in France.... well in the garage as there is a palette full of them!!!
It is always very exciting to receive my advances as it means they are hitting the shelves around the world. The English edition of The French Dog was actually released earlier in the year, but the French edition has just been released in October here in France. Déjeuner en Provence was released in France in mid October, but the rest of the world saw it hit the shelves a couple of weeks earlier.
On the 21st October Monsieur Jean-André Charial and I hosted a cocktail party at Cabro d'Or in Les Baux de Provence to celebrate the launch of Déjeuner en Provence, we had a great turn out and I received some very kind and positive feedback on how well I had captured the true essence of the Provençal life.
Jean-André and I in fine form
Being Interviewed by a local French newspaper