Covering art, design, fashion, music and lifestyle, Four&Sons brings together an eclectic mix of inspiring 'dog-centric' content to dog-lovers passionate about culture and creativity. Like most, we love fresh new content yet, Four&Sons is committed to bring you the best insight into everything dog-related, and that sometimes means looking a bit further back. Curated with a strong editorial approach and written by people who find dogs a constant source of inspiration.
Marta is forever amazed by the strange and wonderful bond between dogs and humans. A designer by trade, she also fancies herself the editor of Four. Marta loves black and white and everything typographic. If she was a dog, she would definitely be a Dalmatian. And if someone had the courage to do a biopic about her, Woody Allen would probably take on the title role. email@example.com
Mr. Blanc is the side project of Australian photographer Cory White. It’s a chance for Cory to spend a bit of time with passionate and talented males. Not so secret men’s business.
Urchin is a studio space in Melbourne. Always creative, always evolving, always youthful. Creating things that make a change. Stay young, true, and fuck you.
João Bento was born in Portugal in 1981. João’s interest in animals, nature and photography, and his passion for the relationship between humans and dogs, is put to work searching for new and old—and always great—projects related to dogs. Since 2010, João has been looking at—and photographing—dog walking on the beaches of Barry Island in the UK. João is a co-author of online space Fauna Flora.
Mel Cousipetcos and Campbell Boyer
One from the suburbs, one from a farm, they came together in Melbourne, and went to London. Two designers who love dogs. So much so, that during the five hour drive from the burbs to the farm, Mel 'Doodle Buddied' portraits of themselves and their respective dogs —Governor and Jessdog— to amuse Campbell. Ridiculously cool Japanese stuff comes in a close second after dogs.
Caroline Clements is a writer and editor of Australian online (and sometimes in print) publication Broadsheet. She is currently based in Melbourne but often heads north to Sydney to catch some rays when it rains down south. When she grows up she wants to get a Hungarian Vizsla. In the meantime, she’s open to dog sitting.
Basil is a boy. Well, a guy. Definitely not a man though—he can’t even grow a beard. Growing up, all he wanted was a pooch, but his mum was (still is) afraid of dogs so he wasn’t allowed to have one. He got a Galah instead. He gave it all his love. Then it was killed by his neighbour’s German Shepherd. Basil likes dogs... but not all dogs.
Meredith writes and edits copy all day long then goes home and dreams about puppies. A recurring fantasy of hers involves a scruffy little terrier named Howard, whom she will walk around Central Park with on many future Sunday afternoons. Afterwards, back at their loft apartment, they’ll cuddle up on the couch and pore over proofs of The New Yorker.
A former South Australian beach babe, now big city living in London, Amy is a journalist and amateur photographer. She started out on a daily newspaper and currently works as a website editor, while contributing words and pictures to various international print and digital media. She likes music, alt- and pop-culture, wears a lot of amethyst and not-so-secretly wishes she was a mermaid.
Sophie Gamand is a French photographer and an imagery consultant in New York City. After several years as chief editor of a major French photo magazine, in 2011 she created Striking Paws Photography, a photo business dedicated to animal photography. Sophie is fascinated by the contemporary dynamics of the relationship between pets and their owners. She is currently working on several art series involving dogs, and volunteers for The Sato Project, a non-profit rescuing dogs in Puerto Rico. Her work has been featured in newspapers, magazines and TV worldwide.
James loves the ocean, and not only as photographic subject. On any given Saturday you'll find him surfing or catching squid on his tinnie. The last 12 months have been very eventful for James. He has welcomed the birth of his second child, opened his first solo show 'Deep', and sadly, recently farewelled his beloved Blue Healer Ollee, 'She was a legend right to the very end of her radical 18 years of mischief!'.
Based in New York legally/illegally for 10 years, Josh had his first group show at the age of 11, scaring adults and children alike with his poignant life drawing of a big fat naked bald lady. Josh has spent the past year walking a giant dog around Greenpoint, wearing silver shoes and unsuccessfully trying to say 'turkey sandwich' in Polish.
Proud stepmother to her beloved Bob the dog, Emma spends her days trawling online shopping websites and watching an unhealthy amount of rubbish reality television. On occasion she even gets a spot of writing done.
Sarah's first taste of freedom came early in life at the hands of a Malvern Star chopper complete with banana seat and sissy bar. Nowadays, when not pushing pixels or tinkering about with words on a page, Sarah can still be found riding bikes or behind the lens of a camera.
Max writes about all kinds of things including art shows, books, fancy shoes and pottery classes. He also runs his own label called Note to Self, producing custom made jeans and small runs. He took up skateboarding when he was 12 years old and has been obsessed with it ever since. Max comes up with most of his ideas when walking with his dog, Tess.
Same same but different – thoughts, opinions, style and taste. Once little bogans sharing a bedroom and now sisters in arms against dire straits. Like sisters that came before us, the Brontes, Serena&Venus, Pippa&Kate, we think Sal&Nat are an ideal force, especially when combined with Power, but you can make your own judgement call.
Born in London and living in Melbourne, Joel wishes he had a backyard so he could have a Staffie. He can be found spending most of his time creating, art directing and designing in his Collingwood studio or making a mess with various crafts in his flat.
Walking handsome Walter down the nearest park makes Christina's heart sing, as do beautiful objects, a great conversation and stripy dresses. Always full of curiosity and savoir-faire, Christina's eye for style is been rightly put to work on her stunning dog accessories line, Best in Park.
Visual artist Deborah Williams is a keen observer of the canine realm and our own in relation to it. Deborah's artistic perspectives have been further informed by frequent travels to remote locales where she has explored culturally relative attitudes to both pet ownership and abandonment.
Benn Wood is one switched on, understated guy that resonates effortless cool. And he can take a photo that does all the talking. You won't find Benn rolling through blogs and tumblers looking for inspiration, this guy will be deep in the Melbourne dirt laughing his arse off doing great things to make this world just a little more beautiful and keeping us all real.
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