Elke Vogelsang began taking photographs of her three rescue dogs, Noodles, Scout and Ioli, as a way to make her husband feel better. One Christmas Day, Elke’s husband, Carsten, suffered a major brain hemorrhage and had collapsed in the bathroom. If it had not been for the dogs discovering him in time and alerting her, he may have died.
In the months that followed, Elke turned to photography as a way to establish a routine and to find something to lift her husband’s mood. She immediately tapped into the playful energy of her dogs and her portraits capture their goofy, fun-loving natures in a way no other photographer I’ve seen does. And after taking on her project, she turned to photography full time.
Noodles, Scout and Ioli are wonderful models and are always ready to strike a pose for her that will make you laugh. But the German photographer also manages to capture the fun-filled spirit in all her canine subjects as you will see from the striking portraits below!
Elke shared these wonderful photographs with Reshareworthy.com and we’re sure they’ll bring a big smile to your face.
All photographs are published with with permission from Elke.
To see more of Elke’s work visit Facebook and her website. Her book, Nice Nosing You: For the Love of Life, Dogs and Photography, which feature her beloved dogs, will be available soon.
Share these wonderfully goofy photos with your dog-loving friends!