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HOME IS WHERE THE DOG IS

Over nearly two decades of photographing dream houses, Sara Essex Bradley spotted the common link between her favourite shots: the family dog.

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HOME IS WHERE THE DOG IS

“I love shooting interiors because of the amount of control I have over the composition and light,” says photographer Sara Essex Bradley. “However, you throw in a dog, and there goes the control!” Having studied Fine Arts, Bradley approaches interiors photography using visual cues from painting or drawing. After 18 years snapping stunning homes, Bradley realised that she’d amassed a solid collection of gorgeous rooms with the family dog in the frame.

Compiling them all into a book seemed like the natural next step. In Bradley’s words, her book Dog Décor “offers a glimpse into home and family life from the perspective of the ambassador: the dog.” It turns out that this inspiring book isn’t just popular amongst dog lovers and design aficionados—kids love it too. “They love finding the dogs from page to page, and the writing is simple enough for young readers,” Bradley says.


All images from Dog Décor: Canines Living Large by Sara Essex Bradley copyright © 2017, published by Glitterati Incorporated
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In our Spring issue, there’s much to be in high spirits about. We go behind the scenes of Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs, a movie fuelled by dopamine, alpha dogs, and a vast crew of artisans and animators. We hang with a pack of trippy-looking poodles created by artist Susumu Kamijo. We find five mutts who changed history by injecting their human counterparts with a good dose of serotonin. There is plenty of oxytocin going around, too. We celebrate Sulek’s photography of rescued Spanish galgos, Jo Longshurst’s abstract twist on pet portraiture, and Ho Hai Tran’s love of stripes and spots. We travel to Berlin, Toronto, London, and upstate New York to meet creative types whose bonds with their four-legged mates are as heartfelt as they are intoxicating. We ask five foodies to fess up about dog snacks and guilty pleasures that feed body and soul, and we embrace illustrator Apolline Muet’s bear hugs between humans and animals.
All this, and more, inside the covers.

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