We’ve all tossed a treat to our dogs at one time or another. They catch it (or don’t), eat it and we don’t really think anything else of it until we give them another one. We don’t really stare at their faces to see what’s going on as we toss the treat to them and as they catch it. But German photographer Christian Vieler has. Sort of.
Vieler photographed dogs at the moment the treats were being tossed, as well as being caught. The looks on the dogs’ faces range in emotions but all are fascinating (and kind of funny) to see.
“That cannot be seen without the power of freezing motion,” Vieler told Design You Trust. “Dog’s faces with magnificent lineaments, telling us stories of panic, desire and joy.”
The 45-year-old photographer from Waltrop, Germany started photographing dogs in 2012 after getting a new camera – and deciding that he probably shouldn’t keep bugging his friends to be models.
“Every shoot I am looking for that specific moment when the dog is looking as cute or funny as they can be. So I have to master the challenge of what to do and when to do it in order to get the best results out of the day,” Vieler told Design You Trust. “When I meet my clients – the dogs – I don’t know where the journey will end. For me, it’s all about the moments when the dogs are trying to catch the food.”
Indeed it is.