Solitary, people-less dogs are the stars of Maude Schuyler Clay’s photo book Delta Dogs, a collection of photographs taken across the course of 10 years around the Mississippi region. The beautiful black and white images portray both the wilderness of the area and the loneliness of the dogs, some of which are just glimpses hidden in the Delta landscape.
The photographer—who lives with six canine friends, four of which are Delta rescues—explains that she’s been driving and photographing the area for years, but it wasn’t until the 90s that she started documenting the dogs themselves, having since amassed around 300 images that feature the “indigenous canine presence”, as she calls it.
“I was looking for the poignant, funny, amazing (groups of dogs are especially fascinating to me) and there were plenty to choose from,” she explains. “There is a certain sadness about the dogs that you suspect are completely homeless and wild. I wonder how long they can last with no humans to take care of them. Some of them remind me of The Road by Cormac McCarthy—just out there foraging in the world with not much hope of doing much but surviving.”
We are thrilled to introduce Dog-Friendly, a collection of city guides for dog-loving people, created together with our long-time contributor, photographer Winnie Au, and fellow enthusiasts, indie publisher Hoxton Mini Press. Available for purchase here.
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Have you ever imagined Amy Winehouse or Nick Cave as a Chihuahua, Neil Young as a Vizsla, or PJ Harvey as an Afghan hound? That’s exactly what San Francisco-based artist Michael Gillette has done through his unique illustration project, blending beloved, iconic music legends, both past and present, with their dog counterparts. Pack of Dogs, our first foray into book publishing, is a celebration of pup and pop culture for music and dog lovers alike.
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