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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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