My name is Jess Bell. I'm a Canadian photographer with a flair for capturing unique and artistic images in animal photography.

I recently organized some of my very talented dog-owning friends (and their beautiful dogs of course) to participate in powder paint photo shoots to experiment with a new technique I wanted to try out. The results are bright, crisp, and dynamic! These action shots are turning heads all over the internet.

This color explosion and the dynamic swirls of it are captured in-camera in real time and on location. As a result, every single image is unique and highlights the amazing differences between how dogs of various breeds and body shapes move. The powder acts as a perfect action amplification device.

I had a great deal of fun deciding what color to use on what dog. I took into account each dog's personality and appearance and chose a color that I thought would either contrast strongly or match closely with their fur.

To me, these colorful images highlight just how hard our dogs work for us when asked, and frequently for nothing more than the toss of a toy or a dried biscuit. The photos freeze these split-second moments in time and allow us to appreciate our pets as tremendous athletes as well as companions.

The pure joy that these dogs clearly feel when asked to run agility or catch a disc is palpable. And likewise, the joy I feel when capturing these cool photos makes my heart sing. I hope you like these shots as much as I do, and share them with your friends.

This photo and the rest of my colored powder series was inspired by the marvelous work of photographer Andrea Zachrau Photography. Please go check out her work!

More info: jessbellphotography.com | Instagram | Facebook

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Rush | Border Collie

Rush | Border Collie

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The Introverted Kitsune
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2 years ago

Beautiful!

glowworm2
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2 years ago

The red is perfect for Rush! Makes it look like he has super powers!

FortnitePlayerGirl
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2 years ago

Look at him go!!

Josie Coffman
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2 years ago

I love red white and black together.

kathryn stretton
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2 years ago

Border collies. Smartest dogs ever. NOT A HOUSE DOG. An outdoor dog

CrazyCatLady
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2 years ago

I think that Rush is fierce.

Robyn Eckerman
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2 years ago

These are all beautiful Jess...such a nice fluent flow. I am a dog lover and a photographer so I can truly appreciate them...fantastic creativity 🎉 Thank You 🌸

Lizzie H
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2 years ago

Amazing! Want to do this to my dog?! She loves disc!

Dorothy Berry-Lound
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2 years ago

Wonderful shot!

Lenka Smetanová
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2 years ago

I still dont know how he tossed and hit perfestly the dogs to look like this...

Isaac Greene
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2 years ago

I love border collies

Mihiteruarewa Rangitaawa
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2 years ago

Wow!!!

Silver Kasilag
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2 years ago

HOLY...

DebJay
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2 years ago

Very clever!!

Mercy L
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2 years ago

wow!!!

Tara Trainor
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2 years ago

It really does capture the intensity of this breed!

sharron lynn parsons
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2 years ago

All he needs is a cape !!!

Kelly Cheney
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2 years ago

I'm on FYYYIIIIRE!

Sharon Neal
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2 years ago

All of these are absolutely wonderful.

Uno. playero
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2 years ago

are you a designer of bitdefender?

Liesa Yopp
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2 years ago

My question is what is in those powders? Dogs are self groomers. i sincerely hope she was mindful of their health when doing this.

Moe Less
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2 years ago

I wonder how they felt about being "powdered."

Kim Lorton
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2 years ago

Super dogs! All of them!

Klaudiia Sherbatzky
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2 years ago

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i love my dog so much :) you can see him on instagram bambiisuperstar :) I have to give him an instagram and show him to the world <3

Chris Jones
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2 years ago

Yeah - that's how you show your dog you love him.

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Gemma And Lyric | Mix & Coolie

Gemma And Lyric | Mix & Coolie

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Esmeralda Esmeralda
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2 years ago

Fantastic!

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Nyero | Mudi

Nyero | Mudi

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glowworm2
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2 years ago

This dog looks so damn awesome!

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Lottie | Border Collie

Lottie | Border Collie

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glowworm2
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2 years ago

This one is adorable! She even has a matching Frisbee.

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Style | Border Collie

Style | Border Collie

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glowworm2
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2 years ago

Ooh, Style is gorgeous and the turquoise is perfect.

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Slice | Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Slice | Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

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Riz Leslie
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2 years ago

The Earth element. Looking like he just shot out of a mountain

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True | Australian Shepherd

True | Australian Shepherd

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Katelynn Marie
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2 years ago

I am the genie what are your three wishes? 🧞‍♀️

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Lyric | German Coolie

Lyric | German Coolie

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Riz Leslie
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2 years ago

Icy blue eyes. Looks like fire and ice

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Tenacity | Mudi

Tenacity | Mudi

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Dilly Millandry
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2 years ago

The lighting works so well on this one.

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Gnash | Malinois

Gnash | Malinois

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Katelynn Marie
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2 years ago

I am the king of the ocean!

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Cohen | Australian Shepherd

Cohen | Australian Shepherd

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sharron lynn parsons
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2 years ago

An adorable face !!!

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Gemma | Mix

Gemma | Mix

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Esmeralda Esmeralda
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2 years ago

I love every pic that features this pretty Gemma

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Lottie | Border Collie

Lottie | Border Collie

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glowworm2
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2 years ago

Lottie loves her Frisbee!

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