May 18, 2008

Great photography: Craig Koshyk's Sporting Dogs

If anyone has ever taken better photos of sporting dogs, real sporting dogs, I have yet to see them. Professional photographer and teacher Craig Koshyk takes wonderful photos of gun dogs — working portraits that make a person covet a keen Braque du Bourbonnais, like the one in Craig's photo on the left [see the full size here], or a Deutsch Drahthaar, or a Perdiguero de Burgos. The photos show what the outdoors feels like: see, for example, the wind in the photo of Craig's Uma with a ruffed grouse. Yes, Craig hunts over dogs of his own, and he knows what to look for. [Check out the videos in his latest blog post. No, he does not suck at making videos.]

In addition to his blog [big hat tip to Andrew of the Vizslak for the link], Craig of course has a most excellent website of photos. He's reorganized the site in the last week or so, and I know this because I can't find his photos of a dog I had fallen in love with: a gray, good-sized, wire-haired Eastern European dog. Good thing Craig is preparing a book. It's called The Continentals — "a guide to the versatile hunting dogs of continental Europe" — and it's slated for publication in early 2009. I can't wait.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful photographs! I'll be watching for the book too.

mic_comte said...

Is the book out now?

Luisa said...

According to Craig's website, the book is still slated for release in early 2009.

Dog Willing said...


Craig Koshyk here. Thank you very much for your very kind comments! I just popped by to let you know that my book has indeed been published! Pointing Dog Volume One: The Continentals is available at You can see a preview of it here

You can also follow my "breed of the week" feature at:

Thanks again for you compliments and interest.