ABOUT KRISTOPHER RUTHERFORD
Kristopher Rutherford has spent over 13 years in the film/video industry traveling the world as a cinematographer and storyteller. Everything from directing commercials for Verizon to chasing down lions in Africa to working with undercover agencies in South East Asia busting up trafficking rings. Getting involved with animal photography was an after-thought of his wife’s dog, Dukem, passing away. This spurred Kristopher to find a way to capture animals personalities as well as trying to understand the relationship between humans and animals. Kristopher approaches every animal portrait the same way he would with any creative project, with getting to know the animal and their personality. Figuring out the story he needs to tell through a few images is the most important thing to him. We do all of our photo shoots in a studio setting to help create a very intimate moment where we are able to turn an image of an animal into a priceless work of art that will stand the test of time. He works with individuals, animal sanctuaries, zoos, and rescue shelters to bring out the personalities of animals in unique ways.