DISTINCTIVE PHOTOGRAPHY for DISCERNING DOG LOVERS
and their one-of-a-kind canine counterparts
Hi there, I’m Josie – self-confessed geek, major movie buff, Disney aficionado, and tireless crusader against unruly hair.
It’s always been my mission to pursue a life in the arts, to capture and create something beautiful. As a dog photographer, I get to do just that. Why dogs? For me, they’re the perfect subject – naturally expressive, distinctive and entirely unique. Whenever there’s a dog in front of my lens, I’m free to explore all of the things I love most about art – aesthetics, inspiration, and beauty.
The Artisan Hound offers an exclusive canine portraiture service in and around Northamptonshire, with a passion and a promise to create imagery that’s as beautiful and expressive as its canine subjects.
THE HEART BEHIND THE HOUND
To me, the term ‘artisan’ isn’t a label – it’s an approach. It’s about nurturing and honing an understanding of my craft, coupled with a deep love for my work and my subjects. It’s about taking pride in my work and dedicating myself to producing something of real value for my community. It’s a world where I’m free from the confines of tradition, free to explore my own creative vision.
The Artisan Hound is founded on four main principles: Artistry, Bravery, Nature, and Philanthropy. These four elements are at the heart of everything I do, from creating breathtaking artwork for my clients, to volunteering my time and skills at my local rescue centre. They keep me grounded, feed my inspiration, and ensure that I never lose sight of my passion and creativity, and it’s my goal to instil these values in everything I create, and everyone I meet on my journey.
EXPLORING THE CONNECTION BETWEEN DOGS & ART
For many of my clients, their biggest struggle is figuring out what to do with their photos after our session. There's a growing culture these days for saving photos onto a USB with the intention of working that part out later. Don't get me wrong, there are times when...read more
One of my biggest fears as a photographer is that my clients won't love their photos. What if they're not what they were expecting? What if they hate them all? Combine that with my second biggest fear - rain during a session, argh! - and you've got one nervous wreck...read more
At the end of 2017 I set myself a challenge. I wanted to take on something that would push me creatively throughout the year, and give me the chance to raise money for my local animal shelter, Animals In Need. And so, my 2019 Charity Calendar project was born. Fast...read more
FINE ART DOG PHOTOGRAPHER | NORTHAMPTONSHIRE, EAST MIDLANDS, UK AND BEYOND