My Vision

To delve deeply into the spirit of my subjects, exploring, articulating and celebrating the unique beauty of animals, nature and the urban landscape, all within a distinctly Australian context. The nature of our bond with animals and the environment is a powerful and passionate one. By focusing on heroic, comic and at times, dark visions, to explore the way animals, nature and urban contexts resonate within our emotional lives, I hope to engage you the viewer, directly in this experience.

I am a Bowness Photography Prize Finalist. You can read more about awards and exhibitions HERE.

 

WOLFCUB

A central focus has been my Belgian Shepherd WolfCub -  with whom I  share a deep spiritual connection. He suffers from epilepsy, which is now controlled. Animal lovers will understand the heartbreak that comes with dealing with this. We have been through a lot together. My images have earned WolfCub a worldwide collection of admirers who embrace his heroic beauty, grace of movement and mystical spirit. I try to convey all my love and the breadth of our bond through the images of him. WolfCub is a source of strength and inspiration to me, as well as to his fans, who appreciate his unique qualities and the way the vitality of his character is captured.

You can find out more HERE.

What's New?

Check out my FACEBOOK PAGE for the  latest WolfCub images, as well as assorted dogs, cats and horses. We now have over 70,000 fans!

I am thrilled to have won the Photonet Gallery Open Photography Prize for 2013. The Prize is a solo show in the main gallery in December 2014!

Most of the images and artwork you see are for sale, either through Fine Art America or directly through me.

Contact kirsten@wolfshadowphotography.com for further information. 

Featured Works

WolfCub


He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.
~Cicero

WolfCub in grass with setting sun
WolfCub Belgian Shepherd heroically standing on a rock

Nature


I stress the uniqueness of the Australian landscape and its metaphysical and mythic content.
~Arthur Boyd

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
~Albert Einstein

Fog rolling across hills Apollo Bay
Ocean view with driftwood on beach

Urban


The catalogue of forms is endless: until every shape has found its city, new cities will continue to be born. When the forms exhaust their variety and come apart, the end of cities begins.

~Italo Calvino

Building detail Melbourne
detail of red and yellow corrugated iron building

Dogs


I think we are drawn to dogs because they are the uninhibited creatures we might be if we weren't certain we knew better. They fight for honor at the first challenge, make love with no moral restraint, and they do not for all their marvelous instincts appear to know about death. Being such wonderfully uncomplicated beings, they need us to do their worrying.

 ~George Bird Evans

Belgian Tervuren with cloudy sky
Australian Shepherd running towards camera

Horses


A thousand horse and none to ride! -
With flowing tail, and flying mane,
Wide nostrils never stretched by pain,
Mouths bloodless to the bit or rein,
And feet that iron never shod,
And flanks unscarred by spur or rod,
A thousand horse, the wild, the free,
Like waves that follow o'er the sea,
Came thickly thundering on,...
~Lord Byron, XVII, Mazeppa, 1818

Horse running across a sunset-sky
Image of horse with moon

Cats


The cat is the animal to whom the Creator gave the biggest eye, the softest fur, the most supremely delicate nostrils, a mobile ear, an unrivaled paw and a curved claw borrowed from the rose-tree.
~Colette

Peeping tom cat under red roller door
Abyssinian cat with outstretched neck

Wildlife


Everyone likes birds. What wild creature is more accessible to our eyes and ears, as close to us and everyone in the world, as universal as a bird?
~David Attenborough

Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?
~Frida Kahlo

To fly we have to have resistance.
~Maya Lin

King Parrot
Portrait of a King Parrot Sulphur Crested cockatoo