Those fantastic flying dogs

With outstretched paws and fur a-flailing, these dogs appear to be flying through mid-air. And that’s just the impression that German photographer Julie Christe was after. These clever shots are aided by the dramatic effect created by a wind-machine – but how did she get those dogs to look like superheroes? Contrary to the code of magicians, Ms Christe was all-too-happy to divulge the secret behind her ‘illusions’.

“The dogs were dropped by their owners onto a mattress from as low a height as possible, and the impression of flight was enlarged by wind machines,” explained the 41-year-old.

“Some of the dogs had so much fun, we were even able to repeat the jumps. The expression on their faces mostly reflects the surprise of the first flight, and in most cases the first jump provided the best pictures.”

Ms Christe revealed that she has been contacted by animal rights organisations, voicing their fears about the treatment of the dogs.

“I have various reactions to my pictures, from fascination and astonishment to fears from animal rights activists,” she added. “But I really love animals, and so everything was safe, I would never take a chance on them getting hurt.”

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Written by Leon Della Bosca

Leon Della Bosca has worked in publishing and media in one form or another for around 25 years. He's a voracious reader, word spinner and art, writing, design, painting, drawing, travel and photography enthusiast. You'll often find him roaming through galleries or exploring the streets of his beloved Melbourne and surrounding suburbs, sketchpad or notebook in hand, smiling.
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