See Spot Shake

Davidson congratulates Raka for a job well done

You’ve probably seen them around the internet: photos of wet dogs in the middle of their full-body shimmy, their fur, jowls, and slobber captured in delightful disarray at high shutter speed. If you haven’t, I double-dog dare you to follow that link without cracking a smile.

The photos are part of a series, “Shake,” by rising Portland animal photographer Carli Davidson. After going viral a couple years ago, the “Shake” shots landed Davidson a book deal; the 130-portrait volume comes out this month. I hung out with the photographer as she did a photo shoot with my friend’s blind dog, Reuben, then wrote about her for Portland Monthly’s November issue