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.


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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.

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Soulful Portraits Of Dogs In Breathtaking Landscapes

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Night Owl 2 weeks ago

magical

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Oli R 2 weeks ago

Beautiful!

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Early spring landscape of Poland seen from a train while travelling with Ciri.

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Zaheen Muhammad 2 weeks ago

Cute four legged model with an even cute name!

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For a photo shooting in this special location, I decided to choose Siberian Husky - their coat is thick, it keeps them warm and isolates them from the cold. This adorable girl's name is Mira.

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Night Owl 2 weeks ago (edited)

Beautiful picture. And the ice looks like a sculpture of another dog :)

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Brave Nukvi, a mix of Border Collie and German Shepherd at Westfjords.

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Night Owl 2 weeks ago

That waterfall is magnificent and Nukvi is really brave standing that close to the edge

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Ciri is a professional model, she is offering poses and spots for photos on her own. This shot that was her idea! When she sees me with a camera she gets excited to find a right spot, pose, and get a reward. She will hide behind the trees, jump on rocks, go inside little caves and spaces between rocks and wait for me to get the shot she had in... Read More

Ciri is a professional model, she is offering poses and spots for photos on her own. This shot that was her idea! When she sees me with a camera she gets excited to find a right spot, pose, and get a reward. She will hide behind the trees, jump on rocks, go inside little caves and spaces between rocks and wait for me to get the shot she had in mind.

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Susann Campbell 2 weeks ago

That is so cute. It's like she is play tag. She pauses , hears the click and then runs again to find another click spot. Love it.

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Night Owl 2 weeks ago (edited)

The dog looks so soft, especially the ears

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Soft souls - Samoyed named Ice on lava fields.

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LFSchind 2 weeks ago

The white fur really pops on the dark background!

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This image of a dog under water falling from 60 meters at famous Skogafoss perfectly shows the great power of water.

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Susann Campbell 2 weeks ago

Magnificent !

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Almost surreal effect of my photos depends on many conditions, such as choosing a right place and a dog model.

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Zaheen Muhammad 2 weeks ago

I love the use of vignette

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Classic self-portrait of us shot in local park.

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Ciri is having fun while hiking long trails, sleeping in a tent, posing for photos and just enjoying adventurous dog life.

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Susann Campbell 2 weeks ago

He may never want to be kept indoors again.

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My Border Collie, Ciri.

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Joanne Kostka 2 weeks ago

She's certainly smiling!

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Huge part of my project was shooting in various locations and different kind of environment that Iceland offers.

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movie maven 1 week ago

just sitting a edge of the river watching the icebergs float away... dah, dah, dah.

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Another big part of this project was a shoot in Norway with my own dog - Border Collie Ciri. We spent two weeks on a road trip through Norway.

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movie maven 1 week ago

wonderful photo project!

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I wanted to create emotional portraits of the dogs in places that are not so easy to access and are one of a kind.

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movie maven 1 week ago

glorious & majestic!

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A big part of my project are widely-considered water themes.

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Night Owl 2 weeks ago (edited)

Beautiful. I'm wondering how the dogs seemingly don't get wet or dirty from all that wandering

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Susann Campbell 2 weeks ago

Is this also your dog ? So beautiful and smart.

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I am mostly fascinated by waterfalls and ice formations, but I also like lakes, rivers, even fog or rain.

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Elaine Dodge 2 weeks ago

Did someone just open a packet of crisps? You did, didn't you?

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Shadow, a Siberian Husky - 13 years old amazing soul that we took to the shooting by glacier at Lake George in Alaska on a small private plane.

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movie maven 1 week ago

Just a husky husky!

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Ciri was only 6 months old when I took this self-portrait with her by a waterfall in Poland. Now she is almost 3 years old.

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movie maven 1 week ago

sweet, sweet - close friends!

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Some shots of this project are from Poland. This photo is taken at Lower Silesian Area of Poland.

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movie maven 1 week ago

Ciri appears very wolf like here

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Water can be so peaceful but so powerful at the same time.

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Self-portrait with Ciri doing her favorite trick - jumping up.

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Robert Pate 1 day ago

Fantastic photo

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movie maven 1 week ago

howling always replenishes the heart & soul

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That day, the weather wasn't easy. There were a hailstorm and pouring rain. Thanks to this we got this amazing dark blue sky, and a bit of sun shining on the dog and brightening up the ice making it shine like crystals.

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Joanne Kostka 2 weeks ago

that ice just sparkles around the husky.

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Night Owl 2 weeks ago

Wow! that picture would look great hung up on a wall in a big format. Or as a wallpaper for walls.

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Secret Place.

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Susann Campbell 2 weeks ago

Dogs have excellent hearing. I'm sure the sounds of the water falls must have made them really curious.

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Just 28 km of walk for this amazing view! Ciri's curiosity was stronger than fear in this moment! But she was safe and on a leash.

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Little letitia 2 weeks ago

I don't know what good a leash would do when she's that far away from her owner?? This photo makes me nervous :(

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Polish Seaside.

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Susan Alderman 1 week ago

The road less traveled

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Shadow ready to jump into the small plane after the shooting.

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I photographed many individual dog models during my three weeks trip around Iceland. Here is an Afghan Hound Tinni on a red rock formation. He fits perfectly in setting because of his size, color, and unusual appearance.

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Night Owl 2 weeks ago

Beautiful picture and another very brave and trusting dog

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Is there life on Mars? Westfjords of Iceland.

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There were just some classic and famous locations to be checked from the list, like Preikestolen and Trolltunga.

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Some locations had to be reached by... a plane. We took dog models in a small plane to the glacier lake.

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Susann Campbell 2 weeks ago

I'm going to have to look at all the pictures again because all I saw was the dog and were they safe.