Montreal pet photographer, Chantal Levesque, has a gorgeous passion project: Chasing Shadows. This series of photos are monochromatic, featuring black dogs as well as a few cats. The images are breath-taking. Although we typically think of spring and fall for outdoor photography, Chantal shows us that winter can be gorgeous too.
From Chantal: “Chasing Shadows is a long-term photo project that is near and dear to my heart. I had a big black dog called Ruth as a kid and shared 16 years of my adult life with a super handsome black cat, Diablo (who enjoyed singing in the shower… not a joke.) I’ve always loved black animals, so I was quite surprised to learn when working with shelters that they were often overlooked and the last to get adopted. So in honour of all those magnificent, goofy, sweet, funny, adventurous creatures, I give you Chasing Shadows, a photographic journey of black adopted animals. Photographed in many shades of grey, the animal’s personality, spunk, liveliness, and of course, their badassery can be displayed without any distractions.
The only colour in the image is the flicker in their eye that lets us gaze into their kind, loving souls. Through portraits, action shots, and moody environmental photography, like stills from a movie, their stories will be told, and adventures will be lived. Black animals rock, let’s show the world!”
Chasing Shadows is an ongoing project. Contact Chantal for more information if you have a pet that would be a perfect model for this series. Although I’ve only shared photos of dogs and cats, she is happy to consider ferrets, pigs, birds, as well as other animals for the project.
About Chantal Levesque Photography: Based in Montreal, Quebec, Chantal specializes in pet photography.