Portland-based Carli Davidson is an award-winning photographer and an experienced animal trainer and care worker. She captures the innate personalities of her subjects using her professional understanding of animal behavior. She is a freelance photographer for the Oregon Zoo and works with domestic animals for commercial and fine art projects. She spends much of her photo shoots rolling on the ground with whatever animal she is working with, and encouraging them to open up to the camera. Working at The Oregon Zoo, nature preserves and animal rescues have provided her with the opportunity to care for a wide range of animals, from chimpanzees to rats.
Her photography has been featured in national and international publications, photography magazines, and websites, including The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Esquire, BBC, Huffington Post, The Daily Beast, Photo District News and ABC World News.
For dogs, shaking off can a calming activity, one that relaxes the muscles while getting rid of pesky moisture, bugs, or even negative emotions. For Portland-based photographer Carli Davidson, dogs provide a similar sense of restoration and healing. In the sometimes painful world we live in, our furry friends are always there to remind us of what’s so beautiful, silly, and joyous about life. On the heels of her viral hit SHAKE, in which she captured dogs in the midst of a particularly satisfying shimmy, Davidson presents her new book SHAKE Puppies.