6th December 2010

Paul Walker signs with Animal Photography

Paul Walker

A warm welcome to Paul Walker; the latest photographer to join the Animal Photography team.

We first came across Paul a few years ago, when one Christmas morning we unwrapped his fabulous book: Pet Photography Now. Since then we have been following his great work, and today are delighted to announce his contract arrived safely, dog bite-mark included.

Paul has won numerous awards for his stunning imagery - a list far too long to go into here - and has been awarded the Scottish Master Photographer title no less than three times.

His extensive experience of photographing animals with differing temperaments - from rescue dogs through to highly trained Crufts regulars - and attitude to pet photography is well regarded, as are his ‘animal wizardry tricks’; a special set of animal interaction techniques designed to get the very best out of his subjects.

You can visit Paul's website here www.pawspetphotography.co.uk We'll post more of his fabulous photos, as they go live.

Dogs, Paul Walker, Photographer news

16th November 2010

Staff picks: West Highland White. Photo by David Jensen.

West Highland White

Spotted something? We came across this fabulous picture of a West Highland White exploring the forest in David Jensen’s collection. We think it would make a wonderful spread in a magazine...

View West Highland White images at Animal Photography
View images by David Jensen at Animal Photography.

Dogs, David Jensen, Popular photos, Staff picks

5th November 2010

Britta Jaschinski: European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010


Well done to Britta Jaschinski for winning European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010, with this stunning image: 'Ghostly Cheetah'.

The Ghostly Cheeta was captured by Britta during a recent trip to Tanzania, she takes up the story:

“I arrived in Ndutu only days after a huge bushfire had ripped through the area, burning down a vast number of majestic acacia trees.

“I could smell ash and cinders in the air. The destructive power of these fires is immense. I found many empty, whitened tortoise shells and saw disorientated impala and dik-dik wandering around with nowhere to hide.

“And then, a cheetah appeared on the blackened soil. This fire must have been a windfall for large cats - their prey was confused and out in the open. But the cheetah, too, looked unsettled, alienated and lost - almost ghostly. I took the photo and then watched as he melted into the singed background. The cheetah is endangered due to loss of habitat, reduced prey and direct persecution. I feel this photo symbolises how exposed and vulnerable this species is.”

View images by Britta Jaschinski at Animal Photography.
View this article on the BBC

Britta Jaschinski, Photographer news

28th October 2010

Staff picks: Kitten picture, by Anita Peeples

Kitten by Anita Peeples

This picture of a Shorthaired, tabby kitten demonstrating it’s balancing skills, was viewed more than any other image in October 2010. Each month we'll post the most popular images.

View more Kitten images at Animal Photography.
View images by Anita Peeples at Animal Photography.

Anita Peeples, Cats, Staff picks

22nd October 2010

Tetsu Yamazaki images now live

bengal licking animal photography tetsu yamazaki AP-09NKGJ

Tetsu Yamazaki's images are now going live. Stunning pictures of Cats and Dogs on white backgrounds.

View images by Tetsu Yamazaki at Animal Photography.
Learn more about Tetsu Yamazaki.

Tetsu Yamazaki, Cats, Photographer news

3rd August 2010

Eva-Maria Kramer signs with Animal Photography, adding over 100 dog breed images

Pointer pointing in misty heather Photo Animal Photography, Eva-Maria Kramer

Welcome Eva-Maria Krämer, to Animal Photography.

The arrival of Eva to our team will totally transform our Dog breeds collection; from an already respectable 270, to over 370.

Not only that, Eva brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of Dogs to Animal Photography; she has written several reference books about Dogs and has worked with KOSMOS publishers for many years, she also publishes two magazines: Collie Review and Beardie Revue.

Her collection of rare breeds of dogs is unrivalled, and we’re truly excited about having her with us. Eva lives in Germany and is possessed by her most lovable Whippet called Nikki.

View images of Pointers at Animal Photography.
View images by Eva-Maria Kramer at Animal Photography.

Dogs, Eva-Maria Kramer, Photographer news

2nd August 2010

New breed images added of Munchkin cat. Photo by Helmi Flick

Munchin cat photo Animal Photography, Helmi Flick

The Munchkin is a relatively new breed created by a naturally occurring genetic mutation that results in cats with abnormally short legs.

The gene responsible has been compared to the one that gives Welsh Corgis and Dachshunds their short stature, but Munchkins do not suffer from the many spinal problems typically associated with those canine breeds (cats' spines are physically different from dogs').

Although on first glance it would look to be the case, the shortness of their legs does not seem to interfere with their running and leaping abilities.

The munchkin is a cheerful and curious breed of cat, which settles easily with humans, making it great as a pet.

The Munchkin achieved TICA Championship status in May 2003.

View images of Munchkin cats at Animal Photography.
Learn more about the Munchkin cat breed.

View images by Helmi Flick at Animal Photography.

Helmi Flick, Cats

19th July 2010

New breed images added of Toyger cat. Photo by Tetsu Yamazaki

Toyger cat

We've just added images of the stunning 'Toyger' cat.

The Toyger is a breed in development; recognized by TICA for Registration only early in the 1990's, Preliminary New Breed in 2000 and lovely even now, the goals for the breed are long term and the prospect even more exciting.

Interestingly, several of the Toyger’s features proposed have never before been recognized as possible in a domestic cat. Progress is slow but steady in all areas from companionability, to appearance.

The Toyger showed its new TICA status of Advanced New Breed in May 2006.

View images of Toyger cat at Animal Photography.
Learn more about the Toyger cat breed.

View images by Tetsu Yamazaki at Animal Photography.
Learn more about Tetsu Yamazaki.

Tetsu Yamazaki, Cats

30th June 2010

Tetsu Yamazaki signs with Animal Photography

A warm welcome to Tetsu Yamazaki, the latest member of the Animal Photography team, who brings to us a fabulous collection of cat and dog images.

Tetsu, who hails from Japan, is listed as on the of the top 1o cat photographers in the world, and is admired by many - including our own Helmi Flick and Alan Robinson; both huge fans.

Tetsu’s work has graced many newspapers, magazines and books: including the much admired Legacy of the Cat and Legacy of the Dog, and has feaured in many other forms of media, advertising, and displays

Tetsu's images are executed with precision and clarity that is hard to find these days. We are currently selecting pictures, and will post a link once they're online.

View images by Tetsu Yamazaki at Animal Photography.
Learn more about Tetsu Yamazaki.

Tetsu Yamazaki, Photographer news

19th June 2010

Alice Van Kempen signs with Animal Photography

We welcome Alice Van Kempen to Animal Photography. Alice is very much the modern day Sally Anne Thompson.

Alice is a professional Dog photographer and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise of Dogs. Sally recommended her as a great photographer to join our team of ever growing photographers and we look forward to adding her images to Animal Photography. Her photographs are widely published in magazines, books, calenders, brochures and advertising. Alice will bring an enormous collection of stock photographs, including many rare breeds which will really add to our already wonderful library.

Image link coming soon.

Alice Van Kempen, Photographer news

1st June 2010

Britta Jaschinski joins Animal Photography

Britta Jaschinski picture by Alexandr Pospech

Over 12 years ago we bought ZOO; a wonderfully haunting book by Britta Jaschinski, about the confinement of animals. We love ZOO, and so are absolutely delighted to welcome Britta to the Animal Photography family.

Britta is well known for her wildlife pictures and has won numerous awards. Her work has featured in many prestigious international art festivals and museums.

When not photographing wildlife, Britta works with Dogs Trust, United Nations, RSPCA and many other good cause projects, so we are delighted to be solely representing her domestic imagery.

We congratulate her for ther most recent award; ‘Highly Commended’ for the Wildlife Photographer of the year 2009. Britta was born in Bremen, Germany and now lives and works in London, England.

Image by Alexandr Pospech.

Britta Jaschinski, Photographer news

9th April 2010

Alan Robinson joins Animal Photography

Alan Robinson portrait, represented by Animal Photography

Welcome Alan Robinson to Animal Photography. Alan is listed as one of the top 10 Cat photographers in the world and brings with him a fabulous collection of cat breed images - perhaps one of the largest available - and experience to Animal Photography.

Combining Alan’s and Helmi Flick's work together will give us one of the best, if not the best collection of Cat breeds in the world.

View images by Alan Robinson at Animal Photography.
Learn more about Alan Robinson.

Alan Robinson, Photographer news

19th March 2010

Helmi Flick signs with Animal Photography

Helmi Flick portrait, represented by Animal Photography

Welcome Helmi and her husband Ken to Animal Photography. Helmi needs no introduction really, she is one of the leading Cat photographers in the world.

Very much a team effort, Helmi and husband Ken - lighting man, roadie, technical advisor and cat wrangler - work together to produce some of the most striking Cat images ever seen.

Helmi Flick's break came in 2002, when she was asked by the TICA to be show photographer. Later on that year she had her pictures featured in Legacy of the Cat, one of the leading definitive guides to cats.

View images by Helmi Flick at Animal Photography.

Helmi Flick, Photographer news

26th February 2010

Paul Cotney signs with Animal Photography

We welcome Paul Cotney to Animal Photography. Paul runs his own studio in Yorkshire, England. As soon as we saw Paul's work we loved it, he manages to capture the most adorable images, which we're confident will grace many fine publications in the future.

View images by Paul Cotney at Animal Photography.

Paul Cotney, Photographer news

5th February 2010

Anita Peeples joins Animal Photography

Anita Peeples portrait Animal Photography

A warm welcome to Anita Peeples, the newest member of the Animal Photography team.

Although Anita has only been photographing animals for a few years, she has already developed her own unique, and rather contemporary style.

She is based Peterborough, Canada.

View images by Anita Peeples at Animal Photography.

Anita Peeples, Photographer news

29th January 2010

Barbara O'Brien signs with Animal Photography

Barbara O'Brien portriat, Animal Photography

We’re delighted to welcome Barbara O'Brien to Animal Photography. We contacted Barbara a couple of months ago after stumbling on her website; we loved the lifestyle approach and the diversity of her images.

Barbara has been a professional animal trainer for 20 years, combining this with her photography skills to produce breathtaking imagery.

She works from her Farm in the beautiful rolling hills of Western Wisconsin, US. Which we think sounds jolly nice.

Barbara’s clients have included Target, Apple and Harley-Davidson.

View images by Barbara O'Brien at Animal Photography.
Learn more about Barbara O'Brien at Animal Photography.

Barbara O'Brien, Photographer news

16th January 2010

Robin Burkett joins Animal Photography

Robin Burkett portriat, Animal Photography

We welcome Robin Burkett to Animal Photography. Robin runs her own pet photography studio in Washington, US. Voted one of the "Best Pet Portrait Artists" by The Washington Post. Robin is already an established photographer so we are very excited to have her working with us.

View images by Robin Burkett at Animal Photography.
Learn more about Robin Burkett at Animal Photography.

Robin Burkett, Photographer news

13th January 2010

Vidar Skauen signs with Animal Photography

Vidar Skauen portriat, Animal Photography

We welcome Vidar Skauen to Animal Photography. We found Vidar on Flickr after seeing his stunning images of Sphynx cats - the sharpness and clarity of his images have to be seen to be believed.

He is a semi-professional photographer, taking pictures in his spare time, and is based in Oslo, Norway.

View images by Vidar Skauen at Animal Photography.

Vidar Skauen, Photographer news

6th January 2010

Ron Willbie - Catching the moment

Ron Willbie portrait Animal Photography

Ron Willbie, husband to Sally Anne Thompson joined Animal Photography in 1975 and specialised in 'catching the moment' and action shots. His work has contributed to many of the more candid shots in our collection.

View images by Ron Willbie at Animal Photography.
Learn more about Ron Willbie.

Ron Willbie

5th January 2010

Sally Anne Thompson - Our inspiration

Sally Anne Thompson portrait, Animal Photography

A true pioneer of the art, Sally Anne Thompson has combined highly developed photographic skills and an extraordinary ability to get the best out of her subjects, to produce the most unique, striking, and elegant animal images. In a career spanning over
50 years.

View images by Sally Anne Thompson at Animal Photography.
Learn more about Sally Anne Thompson.

Sally Anne Thompson

4th January 2010

Welcome to the Animal Photography blog...

For those of you who don’t know us, we’re a small, specialist image library based entirely on the work of Sally Anne Thompson; a pioneer of the animal photography art who - along with her husband Ron Willbie - photographed over 100,000 Dogs, Cats and Horses; domestic, working and wild animals during her 50 year career.

To date, Animal Photography has been all about Sally and Ron’s wonderful imagery, but as of today a new chapter begins, and we’re opening our doors to the wealth of animal photographer talent from around the world.

Why the change after all this time? Well, the image world is developing at a pace; the way in which we capture, store, distribute and buy images is progressing so fast, and we felt it was time we progressed along with it.

Our MD Stephen Taylor takes up the story: "When we took over AP in 2006, it was all about building a new website, re-branding, digitising images, and getting them online, but the image world has moved on since then. By mid 2009 we hit 10,000 images, but people now expect even more choice than that; with stock agencies like Getty, Alamy or Corbis image buyers have so much choice. We need to meet that demand, but at the same time without loosing sight of Sally and Ron’s original vision for Animal Photography; to be the number one domestic animal image resource in the world, full of the highest quality specialist imagery available.”
...and that really sums up our challenge: to be the number one place an image buyer can go to find the world’s best animal photographers and pictures.

We can’t do it alone though, we’re going to need some world class photographers to come with us on our journey. If you’re up for it, please get in touch...

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