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.
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."
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.
"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."