Spotlight: Graeme Williams: Two Dogs

I was captivated when I saw  one of these photos on Pinterest.  Naturally I went to photographer Graeme Williams‘ website to see if he had any more.  I was delighted to discover he had an entire series.  I am so happy to share his beautiful portraits of two dogs.  These are probably the most acrobatic dogs I’ve ever seen.   I know it is only Thursday here in the United States, but these photos make it feel like Friday!  

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From Graeme: “The two dogs featured in this series were holidaying with their owner at a beach village called Pringle Bay, one hour’s drive from Cape Town.  They would get up in the morning, run over the dunes, and then play energetically for the rest of the day.  They seemed to be in perfect attuned.  

© Graeme Williams | Two Dogs, Pringle Bay, Cape, South Africa. 1999/2000

This set of photographs was taken during two successive stays at Pringle Bay over the Christmas period. The dogs would interact with me for a while and then get bored and race off on some other adventure. I would try to attract their attention by flicking sand up into the air with my toes while photographing their gymnastic leaps and joie de vivre.

© Graeme Williams | Two Dogs, Pringle Bay, Cape, South Africa. 1999/2000, dogs playing beach © Graeme Williams | Two Dogs, Pringle Bay, Cape, South Africa. 1999/2000 © Graeme Williams | Two Dogs, Pringle Bay, Cape, South Africa. 1999/2000 © Graeme Williams | Two Dogs, Pringle Bay, Cape, South Africa. 1999/2000 © Graeme Williams | Two Dogs, Pringle Bay, Cape, South Africa.  acrobatic-dogs, dogs-playing, jumping-dogs © Graeme Williams | black-white-dog-series, Cape, Graeme Williams, Pringle Bay, South © Graeme Williams | Two Dogs, Pringle Bay, Cape, South Africa. 1999/2000, dogs-on-beach, beach-dogs © Graeme Williams | Two Dogs, Pringle Bay, Cape, South Africa. 1999/2000 © Graeme Williams | black-white-dog-series, Cape, Graeme Williams, Pringle Bay, South Africa. 1999/2000, Two Dogs © Graeme Williams | Two Dogs, Pringle Bay, Cape, South Africa, flying dogs,

The owner of the two dogs contacted me in 2012 to say that the dogs lived to the age of 19 and they died within three months of each other.  They were twins called Conney and Roxy and were a mix between a Weimaraner and a border collie.  Their ashes were scattered over the beach where they spent their holidays.”

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About Graeme Williams:  Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, Graeme is a photojournalist whose assignments have taken him to over 50 countries.  His photos have been published in  National Geographic Magazine, Time, Newsweek, The New York Times Magazine and Photography magazine (UK).  

 

14 Comments

These photos are amazing! It makes them look like acrobats!

Seriously awesome shots!

Wow those are some athletic dogs and great photographs!

Sadie says:

That looks like a heck of a fun day at the beach!

Oh, my goodness! AMAZING photos, and what a sweet story. Thank you for sharing.

These photos are so amazing. I know just how hard it is to capture action shots like that. They look like they are having such fun. Clearly very Fit Dogs and lived to 19- wow. I felt sad they are gone as so beautiful, but happy they lived life well and their ashes are on the beach. I love the beach, but I just walk and swim. I plan to take Kilo. Have a great weekend X Susie.

This is pretty amazing. Wow! Had to pin it. I bet if I knew what I was doing with my camera more, I could get some cool shots of Charlie jumping! Gosh these are amazing.

Those are beautiful photos!

Robin says:

Wow! Those are really amazing images. It looks like those pups lived life to its fullest. I’m sad to hear that they are gone, but glad they got to live such long lives.

I looked at these the longest time I just loved them and am glad you posted their story 🙂

Maureen says:

These photos are great! It’s also wonderful that you gave the photographer the credit so many forget to do that!!!

These photos are awesome – such athleticism. Our kitty Max likes to jump like this when playing with Da Bird.

These are incredible photos! I love the story of these two beautiful dogs and how they clearly lived life to the fullest! I’m not surprised they lived long lives and died within just a few months of each other, wanting to stay together forever. Thanks for sharing, so beautiful.

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