Photographer Ursula Daphne Aitchison’s joyful picture series ‘Phodography’ displays the special connection between women and their dogs she spots on her dog-walks.
Ursula and her golden retriever Hugo are a familiar sight in London’s parks, scouting for dog owners to star in Ursula’s picture series ‘Phodography’. The photographer, 29, started snapping people and their pooches four years ago, posting the photos on her Instagram feed.
Her shots are so popular a book is planned for later this year. Worcestershire-born Ursula says: ‘I love that quote [by animal advocate Roger Caras]: “Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”’ As you can see below, her images are bright, full of vibrancy, colour and love.
Some great quotes about our beloved dogs
‘Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen’– Orhan Pamuk
‘Scratch a dog and you’ll find a permanent job’ – Franklin P. Jones
‘A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself’– Josh Billings
‘Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring — it was peace’ – Milan Kundera