Kelpiegallery presents photos all types of Australian kelpie. All photos are taken by the same photographer. The purpose of Kelpiegallery is to display photos with the same type of image layout and information on each dog.
It all started during the year 2005 as an idea for my then dog and his closest relatives. I wanted images of the dogs with the same layout - a headshot and a image where the dog appeared from the side. Dogs were photographed. One day I had photos of 50 Australian kelpies without really knowing what to do with all of them. An idea for a web gallery began to take shape. Well, it took a couple of years before the idea became real and got a name. In 2008 I came up with the name Kelpiegallery and a website was published online in the same year.
Over the years, I have photographed dogs from Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Australia. I have traveled in the whole country I live in. I have been to Norway, Denmark and the Netherlands for shoot photos of the breed.
The purpose of Kelpiegallery is to show the world this amazing dog breed. I want to show individuals from a variety of breeders and lines, all with different exterior types and colors - all to show the diversity of Australian kelpie. And I do it as one photographer.
The person behind the Kelpiegallery is me - Sofia Olsson from Sweden. I’m born 1984 and live in southwestern of Sweden. I have been photographing since childhood and started in the 90's with a very simple analogue camera. As I wanted to take better pictures, an interest in photography developed. The cameras became more and more advanced. Since 2004 I have been using Nikon photo equipment
Dogs have been in my family since I was born and I have always had a big love for animals overall. I got my first own dog when I was 10 years old. It’s was a German Shepherd with the name Boggas. With him I started to compete in various dog sports. It may not have been any top results we achieved, but he taught me a lot and I took the first stumbling steps into the big dog world.
It have been a number of different dog sports with all my dogs. For me it’s really fun to train and compete with my dogs. Today I compete in Swedish tracking (bruks) and obedience.
Since 2004 I have only had Australian kelpies and am in my fifth kelpie. Australian kelpie has been a breed I have long been curious about since my childhood. However, it wasn't until the early 2000s that I decided to get my own kelpie. When I was just over 20 years old, I bought my first own Australian kelpie, Cefeus Ea. He became the starting point for a life filled with dogs, and of course - Kelpiegallery!