About Hannele

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I love how dogs see the world...

To a dog, a ball is not just a ball. That shiny, slobbery plaything is an opportunity, a challenge, a steadfast companion. In my dog photography—often down on all fours—I strive to glimpse life on their level: A bowl of food is love and comfort. A warm bath is the ultimate back rub. A knock at the door is a chance to prove courage and loyalty. Therein capturing the reality of dog ownership—a reminder to enjoy the small things. 

My life in photography has been a wild ride. In addition to the chaotic world of canines, I pursue projects and assignments dedicated to my intense love of the natural world and exploration. I'm a contract photographer for the Smithsonian Institution and National Geographic and a photo graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology. 

When I’m not making photos or chasing after my pups, I continue to celebrate the small things by hiking the local trails, hitting up farm-to-table eateries and practicing my downward dogs. 

 

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