Kirsten Bowersof Wolf Shadow Photography

Thornbury, Victoria
4.5 out of 5
  • Wildlife Photography

  • Kirsten Bowers is a professional photographer based in Thornbury, Victoria

    My passion is to delve deeply into the spirit of my subjects. My images explore, articulate and celebrate the unique beauty of animals, nature and the urban landscape.

    The primary focus of my work as a pet photographer has been my Belgian Shepherd WolfCub, with whom I share a deep spiritual bond. My photographs have earned him a worldwide collection of admirers who embrace his heroic beauty, grace of movement and mystical spirit. WolfCub continues to be a source of strength and inspiration to me, as well as to his fans, who appreciate his unique qualities and the way his essence is captured in my photography.

    My rapport, kinship and love of animals led to my work firstly as a dog walker/trainer and pet carer, and from then to a pet photographer. I am especially interested in the heroic, dark and comic visions of our companions, and in exploring the relationship between human and animal. While my focus is more artistic, an expression of my personal vision, rather than traditional pet photography, I do accept occasional private commissions. If you like what you see then please get in touch! View More...

    Clients

    “Kirsten photographed each of our two dogs towards the end of their lives. She engaged the girls gently, and our debilitated old dog and ill younger dog, both responded to her manner. The photographs created were diverse in tone and approach, with a selection of contexts and both simple and worked up images available. There is a well considered and often dynamic structure and colour in Kirsten’s images and they are very impressive in detail, with every hair and glint of light on the animals evident. Her photographs are superb emotive and character soaked images, which we will always enjoy.” , Rachel – Thornbury, Melbourne , , “Kirsten has an unique ability to magically capture the true essence of our dogs, those every day looks and expressions that are so quintessentially them. Her ability to photograph them at play and enjoying life with such accuracy, is a testament to her skill. , Sue Johnstone, Thornbury, Melbourne

    Awards

    Awards/Exhibitions , , 2013 Winner Open Prize for Photography, Photonet Gallery, Melbourne , 2013 Two Honourable Mentions, PWP International Call for Entry , 2012 Bowness Photography Prize Finalist , 2011 Special Mention, Open Category, New North Photography Prize , 2010 Highly Commended Award, Open Category, New North Photography Prize , , , 2013 Window on the World, 3rd Annual exhibition to celebrate International Womenâ??s Day, Photonet Gallery, Melbourne , 2013 Call of the Wild, Domain House, Botanical Gardens, Melbourne , 2012 Washi, Photonet Gallery, Melbourne , 2011 Andrew Chapman Benefit, New North Gallery, Melbourne , 2011 Alisonâ??s Daughters, New North Gallery, Melbourne

    Specialities

    Wildlife photography in Thornbury, VIC

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    Susanne and Michael Silver, Photonet Gallery, Fairfield, Melbourne

    “We see a lot of very good photography coming through our gallery and online. Kirsten’s work is stand-out stuff. It is remarkable for the way she captures the moment, the movement and the personality of her subjects. The knowledge of animal psychology that she brings to her work means she understands the feelings and responses of the creatures she photographs. Her images show the animal full of life and in its element – she captures the essence of the creature and its beauty.”

    Lynn Benson, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

    “Kirsten is one of my favourite photographers and it was her images of WolfCub that first drew me to her work. The way she captures the character, detail and the vibrancy of the animals she photographs touches me on many levels. You can see that Kirsten’s passion for her work shines through all that she does whether it’s her fantastic animal portraits or her brilliant urban images.”

    Torrie Brown, Hemet, CA, USA

    “I am the very proud owner of “How High the Sky” and I don’t know how she does it, time after time, but Kirsten always captures her subject in their absolute moment of joy, stalking, introspection, or in looking down the road at something we can’t see. Kirsten is not just a photographer, she is an artist as well, her work speaking volumes of her talent.”

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