Elke Vogelsang aka “Wieselblitz” – Commercial pet photographer

Introduction: born 1972, living in Hildesheim, Germany, working worldwide, commercial and editorial photographer specializing in pet portraiture. Proudly owned by three Spanish rescued mutts (Scout and Ioli as well as Noodles forever in our hearts), the real stars here. Photography is not only my job, it’s my hobby gone wild, my daily creative outlet and, next to the dogs, my favourite pastime.

For the background story on how our dogs saved our lives and changed our lives for the better, read our story here.

With a model database of more than 100 dogs and cats I offer commercial and editorial pet photography on a commissioned basis. And with a pet picture database of more than 3000 funny, character-filled images, I might already have what you are looking for.

For bookings or licensing requests, please contact info@elkevogelsang.com.

I’m the author the books “Nice Nosing You”, published by Hardie Grant, London, 2015, and “Workshop Hundefotografie”, published by Schlütersche Verlagsgesellschaft, 2021, as well as numerous articles about photography.

You can hire me as a speaker for your photography event. With numerous talks and workshops in the UK, USA, Austria, Germany, and Italy that I’ve done in the past, I have a variety of interesting topics regarding the business and fun of photography for your audience. I’m fluent in English, German and Spanish.

Clients (Examples)

My commercial clients include Adobe, Mars Petcare (Pedigree), Fujifilm, Terra Canis, Medion, Fluff&Tuff, Adobe and many more (see below).

My photography appeared on US and German television and has been published in books, newspapers, and magazines globally, including the likes of National Geographic, The Sunday Times Magazine, Science, Die Zeit and The Daily Telegraph (see more below). In addition to this, my work has been displayed in galleries in London, Paris, Lisbon, San Anselmo, and Singapore.

Commercial clients

  • Adobe
  • Fujifilm
  • Mars Petcare – Pedigree
  • Fluff&Tuff
  • Terra Canis
  • Dog Cat & Mouse
  • KesselsKramer
  • Penny
  • Hundefreuden
  • Solid Gold
  • The South Australian Museum
  • Pet Care Brazil
  • Itch Pet Care
  • Biosphere
  • Biernacki
  • The Felt Hat
  • Henry Lamotte
  • Verband Kynologie Ausbildung Schweiz
  • Montfort
  • Beebop
  • Medion
  • Great Food Affairs
  • K9 Natural
  • Dog with a mission
  • … and many more

Editorial clients

  • National Geographic
  • The Sunday Times Magazine
  • Science
  • Hardie Grant
  • Die Zeit
  • Cavallo Magazin
  • Focus Spezial
  • Phychologies Magazine
  • The Bark Magazine
  • Dogs
  • Dogstoday
  • Partner Hund
  • Rowohlt Verlag
  • Panini
  • Gräfe und Unzer
  • Photographie
  • Tutti Fotografi
  • Practical Photography
  • Pictures-Magazin
  • Humboldt-Verlag
  • Ackermann-Verlag
  • Taschen
  • Stuttgarter Zeitung
  • Muy Mascotas
  • Metro
  • Dogster Magazine
  • Amateur Photographer
  • Asla Times
  • DigitalPHOTO
  • … and many more

Exhibitions & press comments

Exhibitions 2023/2024


“Dogsonality“ – 14th of November – 14th of January 2023 – Pferdemuseum Verden


“Dogs – zwischen Instinkt und Zuneigung“ – 7th of July – 18th of August 2024 – Burg Wertheim

Exhibitions 2016


“Cães“ – 24th of June – 01st of September – Quermesse, Lisbon, Portugal


“Fujifilm X Photographers“ – 20th – 25th of September 2016 – Photokina, Cologne, Germany

Exhibitions 2014


„Cães“ – 05 of June – 05th of July – Hannah Art Gallery, Serpin, Portugal


“Fauna“ – 25th of October – 20th of November – Smith Andersen North Gallery, San Anselmo, USA

“Mongrel 2014“ – 20th – 30th of November – Objectifs Centre for Photography & Film, Singapore

“Woof! Une exposition qui a du chien“ – 04th of September – 04th of November – Galerie Sakura, Paris, France

“Art4More“ – 18th – 19th of October – Athens, Greece

Press comments

”People are going nuts over these photos.”
(Good Morning America)

”Her wonderfully expressive photographs capture the beauty and character of her animals.”
(The Daily Telegraph)

”Elke Vogelsang has taken dog portraits to a new level.”
(The Huffington Post)

“A photographer’s three dogs serve as the stars of a delightful series of portraits.“
(The Daily Mail)

”There are good dog portraits, great dog portraits, and then the work of German photographer Elke Vogelsang and her trio of rescue dogs.”

(Colossal – Art & Visual Culture)

”These personality-packed dog portraits aren’t like any canine photos you’ve seen before.”

”The remarkably natural and playful moments she captures effortlessly reflect her companion’s personalities.”
(Global Animal Magazine)