Original Point of View: Su Kaye – Dog Photography Awards Studio Category Winner
This year’s triumphant entry in the Studio category of the Dog Photography Awards showcases the shapes of a French Bulldog’s neck, inviting us into a realm where form and detail unite in captivating harmony. Join us as we step behind the lens to uncover the process that led to this remarkable winning shot – a portrayal that reminds us of the beauty that resides in unexpected perspectives.
How did you get into dog photography?
I always wanted to study photography but my Father (who was a photographer) told me to go and get a ‘proper job’! I trained as a school teacher, but after a few years knew I wanted to be working as a photographer. I’ve been a portrait photographer for over 25 years but with the changes with digital and then how the economy has changed, there were suddenly so many people in my area offering family portraits. So around 6 years ago I decided to work more with dogs and specialise in dog photography as there was no-one doing this in my area.
You were awarded Dog Photographer of the Year for your work « Things are looking up », an original studio photo of an English Bulldog. How did you create this image?
What is your most unforgettable memory of this project?
It was just a very cute session and one which I remember very well.
What was the most challenging aspect you encountered with this project?
Nothing was particularly challenging, I would happily have carried on all day but working with a young dog we have to be mindful and not over stimulate or exhaust them.
What does winning the award mean to you?
Are you working on any new projects?
Always trying some new idea
More about Su Kaye: www.sukaye.com