Rescue Dogs Charity Category 3rd Place Winner, Luciana Veras, Brazil
Title of image: ‘A Look that Embraces’
Dog: Rescue dog undefined breed named Mike
I'm a photographer from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In love with dogs since I was a child, it was only in the year 2017 that I decided to join the love of dogs with the passion for photography, and to specialize in Pet Photography. My goal in photography is to capture through my gaze the feelings of love, friendship, and gratitude between dogs and their humans. My love for dogs overflows into pictures, and I'm always on the lookout for an exciting story to tell through photography. And most of the time I have the good fortune to be found by these stories.
And that's how I met Mike, an adopted rescue dog, who carries some physical and emotional scars, signs of the mistreatment he suffered for a few years. Mike chose to trust and was adopted by Milena, the trauma due to the condition of life he took before being adopted, made him very frightened and suspicious, but Mike never lost his sweet way, always waiting for a sincere hug and was in the embrace of Milena that he found the best place in the world.
Today Mike leads a very happy life with a family full of love and respect. Mike still does not allow anyone to approach him, but he allowed me to get close to him to photograph him and tell his whole story of overcoming and love for Milena. Rescue dogs have the power to love unconditionally, and especially to transform our lives.
Nikon D5100 Aperture: f/5 ISO speed: 200 Focal Length: 78mm Exposure program: Manual Exposure Time: 1/100 Flash: no flash
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