Having taken photos of dogs throughout all the seasons, photographer Anne Geier wanted a new subject that would build on her already impressive portfolio.
When she looked at her own dogs, Finn and Yuri, the subject matter she should photograph next became clear – adventure.
“I take my dogs to almost every leisure activity,” Geier told DogHeirs.com. “Whether hiking, traveling or camping, ski touring or tobogganing my dogs accompany me on every adventure.”
“The role of dogs has changed a lot over the years,” the Austrian photographer said. “Today they are family members, our friends, our companions in everyday life and of course the most important adventure buddies. And let’s be honest, what would be an adventure without our beloved fur noses?”
That’s why her latest series – entitled “Adventure Dogs” – is so dear to her heart.
For the photos, Geier visited several outdoor locations and worked with a number of dogs (including her own).
Sometimes she uses props like a boat or a backpack, but for the most part, the dogs are simply enjoying the outdoors in mountains and lakes throughout Europe, in places like Italy’s Dolomites.
“It was very nice to work with different dogs,” Geier added. “Some things – like staying in the backpack or staying on the boat was a little bit challenging for them, but every time you could see how happy the dogs were when they master it… you could see how proud they were….and these were so many wonderful moments.”
“My absolute favorite picture. Why? – because it just reflects the very special connection that Finn and Yuri have to each other,” said Geier.