“The relationships between humans and animals has always fascinated me,” says photographer Ernest Goh of his candid portrait series Pet Owners of Laos. “The relationship can become quite apparent when they pose in front of the camera,” he adds. Indeed his photographs capture the often-touching moments between dogs and their owners; never more obvious than in his images of nervous children clutching equally camera shy pups.
“Every animal is different and every dog is different. I prefer to see each animal as individuals,” he comments. Goh believes that photographing people with their companion animals brings the underlying bond between the two to the surface, and his images make for a fascinating documentation of these canine-human partnerships. “Seeing the animal-human interaction tells an interesting story behind their relationship,” he adds. “The ways they pose with each other are superb visual clues.”
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