There is something to these photographs of Maya surrounded by bush dogs that I can't quite put my finger on. Perhaps it is the presence of softness in this dear woman captured unaware. Ease, idleness and gentleness in a woman filled to the brim with fire, passion and power. Perhaps it is the slight difference in each hound or maybe it is their own ease around Maya. Lead dog. Whatever it is, I like it. What a pleasure to hoof around a muddy bush camp with a camera at ready, free to shoot whomever and whatever struck my fancy as busy bodies prepared for yet another season of hard work in the bush.