“I’m Alicja Zmysłowska, a 23-year old dog photographer from Poland. Dog photography combines my all greatest passions and creates a kind of unique lifestyle.
In my new project “Craving Miracles”, I combined the stunning beauty of nature and personalities of adventurous dogs. I was mostly inspired by the beauty of the northern landscapes of Norway, Iceland, and Alaska. I wanted to create something new, unique, and different. Something that would bring my dog photography to another level. My biggest goal is to never be repetitive and have my own ideas.
For this project, I wanted more than just to travel through wonderful landscapes with a dog and a camera — I wanted to create a connection, an emotional bond between the dog and a selected place. I wanted to make people not only appreciate a pretty view and a dog in it but to stop for a while, think about the photo, an emotion it creates, a story it tells. For me, it’s about creating emotions. To achieve that, I have to travel to such places, spent time with nature and my dog models, be inspired. That’s why I spend so many weeks planning, traveling, scouting for right places and, finally, taking photos. My goal is to create art with a core of truthful photography inspired by real experiences, real locales. An art that tells stories and has a piece of my soul in it.
Each photo shoot was a different adventure that couldn’t be possible without the heroes of the project — the dogs and their infinitely dedicated owners who were ready to drive for many hours in a car, or even fly a plane, help position a dog in a water breeze from a waterfall, walk through cold, glacially fed rivers or stand in a pouring rain with their four-legged models — just to achieve the perfect shot.”