Dust tumbles from the caved ceilings. Ivy crawls under the shattered window, and perched on a bedraggled sofa sits a captivating bull terrier by the name of Claire. Her owner, Alice van Kempen, is a Dutch photographer with an enthusiasm for urban exploration, also known as Urbex. With Claire in tow, van Kempen discovers abandoned, eerie spaces, reclaimed by nature, from all over the world from Germany to Portugal to France. The photographer likes to maintain some light amidst the shadows, and it’s compiled with humour and heart into this awe-worthy book.
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.
August 25, 2021
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.
August 25, 2020