Animal Trainer, Caretaker & Photographer ::: Carli Davidson

THE SHAKE SERIES

Not only are her photos honest and real, but she has a knack for capturing the humor and personality perfectly in each shot. This series focuses on shots of animals who were caught in the act of shaking. Check out the detail, the expressions, the natural distortions that are so real they look unreal, if that makes any sense whatsoever. Carli has found a way to take her two loves (animals & photography) and bring them both together, which really creates the best of both worlds. Her talent in allowing the animals to trust her allows her to get close to them, closer than most in order to really capture their character in each composition. What you see in each picture is nothing short of impressive!

So, who is Carli Davidson you might ask? She describes herself as the following:

Carli Davidson is both an internationally recognized award-winning photographer and an experienced animal trainer and caretaker. She is able to capture the innate personalities of her subjects using her professional understanding of animal behavior. She is a freelance photographer for the Oregon Zoo, and works regularly with domestic animals both commercially and personally for her fine art projects.

Carli spends much of her shoots rolling on the ground with her subject, getting in their skin as much as possible and encouraging them to open up to the camera. Her history working at the Oregon Zoo an well as nature preserves and animal rescues has given her the opportunity to care for everything from chimpanzees to rats. She shares her home with a dogue de Bordeaux named Norbert and a small, incredibly loud black cat named Yushi. 

Find out more about her on her site, and take some time to look through some of her other galleries. They’re really quite interesting and unique in their own respect.

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5 thoughts on “Animal Trainer, Caretaker & Photographer ::: Carli Davidson

    • Yea, she’s definitely worked long enough with animals to be able to get close enough to capture those moments. The detail’s insane!

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