Traveling Dog Poses in Creepy Abandoned Locales

PHOTO: Bull terrier Claire is pictured driving an abandoned car in Belgium.Alice van Kempen/Caters News Agency
Bull terrier Claire is pictured driving an abandoned car in Belgium.

This three-year-old bull terrier is the perfect companion and model for her owner, a globe-trotting photographer.

"She sometimes has to sit absolutely still for seconds at a time without blinking or making the slightest movement," said Dutch photographer Alice van Kempen of her dog, Claire.

PHOTO: Claire pictured in an abandoned airplane in Belgium.Alice van Kempen/Caters News Agency
Claire pictured in an abandoned airplane in Belgium.

Van Kempen said she and Claire had a connection "from day one." She added, "I always feel safe with Claire at my side because I know she can protect me if it comes to that."

PHOTO: Claire, the three-year-old bull terrier who travels the world with Dutch photographer Alice van Kempen, irons in an abandoned farmhouse in the Netherlands. Alice van Kempen/Caters News Agency
Claire, the three-year-old bull terrier who travels the world with Dutch photographer Alice van Kempen, irons in an abandoned farmhouse in the Netherlands.

Her work takes her to places most others have long forgotten. It was on a shoot in the Belgium "ghost town" of Doel that van Kempen said she first got the idea to shoot Claire in abandoned locations. She used to be a freelance dog photographer -- shooting for dog magazines, dog food companies and book publishers -- but said she's really honed her craft since she began photographing abandoned locales two years ago.

PHOTO: Claire the dog poses in an abandoned doctors house in Belgium. Alice van Kempen/Caters News Agency
Claire the dog poses in an abandoned doctor's house in Belgium.

"Finding a new location is great fun but getting inside is where the real fun starts," she said. "Claire and I have crawled underneath fences, climbed walls, jumped through windows but lots of times the door is open."