Cotswold Life


From our cover star Al­fie the don­key to Stumpy on Minch­in­hamp­ton Com­mon, Glouces­ter­shire pho­tog­ra­pher Kitty Jug­gins has cap­tured the very dis­tinc­tive char­ac­ters of some of our favourite Cotswold an­i­mals

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“Iam an amateur pho­tog­ra­pher who has been for­tu­nate enough to be born and raised in beau­ti­ful Glouces­ter­shire. I have grown up sur­rounded by stun­ning coun­try­side and im­mersed in the out­doors life­style, spark­ing a pas­sion for an­i­mals, and lead­ing to me be­com­ing a keen horse rider and owner.

When I was very young, I picked up my Dad’s com­pact cam­era on a walk and ex­per­i­mented with land­scape pho­tog­ra­phy for the first time. Con­se­quently, I have never put a cam­era down since and have de­vel­oped a strong in­ter­est in cap­tur­ing day-to-day life in the Cotswolds. It made com­plete sense for me to com­bine my two great­est in­ter­ests - an­i­mals and pho­tog­ra­phy - and sub­se­quently much of my pho­tog­ra­phy these days is an­i­mal based. As I grow as a per­son, my pho­tog­ra­phy fol­lows me on this jour­ney and evolves with me, show­ing the ex­pe­ri­ences of my life in their nat­u­ral form.

I par­tic­u­larly love that shar­ing my unique per­spec­tive on the world and an­i­mals around us through pho­tog­ra­phy is ca­pa­ble of bring­ing a smile to some­one’s face, es­pe­cially when I can of­fer an al­ter­na­tive out­look to a lo­cal scene that may be in­grained in some­one’s mem­ory, or oth­er­wise share mo­ments that peo­ple may re­late to.

Pho­tog­ra­phy al­lows us to freeze a split-sec­ond in time; I have al­ways loved to cap­ture ac­tion shots, such as a horse fly­ing over a jump or a dog bound­ing through long grass to­wards me. I also have great fun with cap­tur­ing the not-so-per­fect mo­ments, as I be­lieve there is so much en­joy­ment and hi­lar­ity

in a photo of a dog with ears flap­ping or their tongue lolling out to the side! I find that some­times these ‘out­takes’ can truly ex­press the char­ac­ter of an an­i­mal or evoke an emo­tion in the viewer in a way that tra­di­tional stu­dio por­traits fre­quently can­not.”

 ??  ?? Madi­son Av­enue
Madi­son Av­enue
 ??  ?? Piper and Aro play­ing
Piper and Aro play­ing
 ??  ?? Euro­pean golden plovers in pas­sage over Minch­in­hamp­ton
Euro­pean golden plovers in pas­sage over Minch­in­hamp­ton

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