2017 Digital Set Subject, Street Photography

2017 Digital Set Subject, Street Photography: Gold Medal
Antonia Sims

Companion

Companion by Antonia Sims

Rounding a corner in downtown Wellington I was immediately taken by the loving connection between the subject and her dog. The similarity between the sunglasses and dog's eyes was a photographer's gift, but I wanted to capture the image like a proud parent pushing their reluctant child forward to have their photo taken - i.e. to portray the importance of this furred companion to its owner. A serendipitous encounter that every street photographer hopes for.