Into the mystic


I borrowed the title for this post from Van Morrison, you can play the song here. This series of images speaks to my connection with WolfCub and our place in the world, both natural and urban – a sense of spirituality and connectedness that his presence has allowed me to feel and explore, and which has become  the core of my photography. I felt it first as we grew together, him from a puppy and me emerging from a dark place in my life to one of light  – a story for another time.  I try to convey this through my photography of him, with light, colour, texture, and subject matter. I want to capture the joy that we feel when a dog graces our life, to watch them play and run with unbridled happiness, always fully in the moment – to see this makes my heart soar. To those quiet moments in each others company, the sound of my breath with his, the comfort this brings, the love that flows between us, where no words are needed – these moments are to be treasured, never to be forgotten. When we are out walking, WolfCub beside me and I look down and see the way the fur grows in gentle waves down his back, laying my hand on him, feeling his warmth – this makes my heart melt.  To when life brings sadness, and he is there to lick the tears from my face, gently bringing me back to the present. What a gift he is! Through his companionship and many miles walked together, I have come to discover a greater sense of my own self, an expansiveness of heart and soul, flowing into the mystic, into a sacred space, me and my four legged friend.  Many of you already know but for those who don’t, WolfCub’s pedigree name is Lumineux Heart and Soul. I am sure many of you have similar stories or feelings about your companions – why don’t you share them here with me?

Belgian Shepherd against a starry sky

WolfCub Belgian Shepherd looking heroic at the beach

WolfCub Groenendael with circle of light

WolfCub walking towards camera with flying birds

WolfCub at the beach with the moon

Portrait of WolfCub with mystical light

Dog silhouette with dramatic sky

WolfCub the Groenendael and the stars

Dog at the beach looking out to sea

Belgian Shepherd running with sunset sky

Soulful portrait