American photographer Amanda Jones has captured the portraits of 30 dogs as puppies alongside images of their older selves in a poignant photo series.
Her new book titled ‘Dog Years: Faithful Friends, Then & Now’ was inspired by the passing of her beloved Dachshund Lily who features in the project.
After Lily’s death at the grand age of 16, Amanda set about tracking down old clients whose canines she had photographed previously.
“Some don’t seem to age at all, yet others show the signs quite openly in their eyes, their jowls, and their grey hair,” said Amanda.
“It is this semblance of ourselves and our souls in their eyes that gives us such a deep connection with dogs.”
“One thing that remains constant is the love people and dogs have for each other. That does not change, no matter how many dog years go by.”
Each set of images has been accompanied by a loving testimony from the dog’s owner with most reflecting on how much joy their four-legged friend brought or still brings to their life.