About the Book
Chet likes to photograph West Highland White Terriers set against rural natural backgrounds that communicate their ruggedness and determination. Not only do the dogs look their very best, the interplay between sunlight and shadow is managed to produce dramatic visual statements. His goal is always to take “the Golden Apple,” that one beautiful photo which defines the essence of each particular subject. For years a loyal contingent of breeders and owners who recognize the special qualities of his work have asked him to record the development of their dogs or to commemorate their successes in the show ring. Here are Chet’s favorite images selected from the thousands that were taken; times when it all came right. Each goes straight to the heart of defining the Westies’ lovable charisma as seen through the lens of an award winning photographer.