I’ve been taking photos as a hobby since 2008, when I unexpectedly acquired a young, scared and very naughty, 2nd hand border collie, called Barney. After I took a couple of photos of my new companion, I quickly realised he was an absolute natural at posing for the camera and since then, I’ve been hooked!
At 7yrs old, Barney’s now a lot better behaved (although he’s not above trying to nip my nose when excited!) and he’s much less scared by life but he’s still a brilliant and highly co-operative model! I bring the camera out and Barney starts bouncing with excitement… He’s also a wonderful four-legged friend and I wouldn’t be without him.
We’ve had a few photos published in books, calendars, charity Christmas cards and on-line. Some of Barney’s photos have also been turned into paintings and sold by artists in the UK and beyond. You can find many more photos (plus Barney stories) over on Flickr!