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 6 months ago

Beautiful!

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Gemma And Lyric | Mix & Coolie

Gemma And Lyric | Mix & Coolie

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The Introverted Kitsune 6 months ago

This makes the dogs look like magical creatures! Amazing!

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Nyero | Mudi

Nyero | Mudi

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glowworm2 6 months ago

This dog looks so damn awesome!

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Lottie | Border Collie

Lottie | Border Collie

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Dilly Millandry 6 months ago

Stunning photo - she looks like she's emerging from candy floss!

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Style | Border Collie

Style | Border Collie

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Katelynn Marie 6 months ago

I am a roccckkkkeeeetttt! 🚀

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Slice | Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Slice | Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

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Riz Leslie 6 months 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 6 months ago

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

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Lyric | German Coolie

Lyric | German Coolie

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Cute Dog 6 months ago

Breath-taking! And that dog is adorable ;)

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Tenacity | Mudi

Tenacity | Mudi

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Dilly Millandry 6 months ago

The lighting works so well on this one.

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Gnash | Malinois

Gnash | Malinois

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Katelynn Marie 6 months 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 6 months ago

An adorable face !!!

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Gemma | Mix

Gemma | Mix

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Esmeralda Esmeralda 6 months 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 6 months ago

Lottie loves her Frisbee!

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