Stroll down any main street or side alley in New York City and you’ll see them-panting, running, smiling, often decked to the nines or in a cluster of leads with fellow companions. New Yorkers are mad about their dogs.
Photographer Elias Weiss Friedman, himself an avid dog aficionado was not immune to this. Inspired by the likes of Scott Schuman AKA the Sartorialist, he took it upon himself to photograph the mutts of the city (and eventually further afield) that caught his eye, uploading them to the web under the moniker The Dogist.
The cult site earned such an impressive following, he has released The Dogist: Photographic Encounters with 1,000 Dogs, featuring some of his best photographs. In it you’ll find popular breeds and breeds you’ve never heard of starring in witty themed sections like Working Dogs, Dogs in Fancy Outfits, and Cones of Shame. There’s even heartwarming doggy back-stories told Humans of New York-style.
Images from The Dogist by Elias Weiss Friedman (Artisan Books).
Copyright © 2015. Photographs by The Dogist, LLC.
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