“They say that you don’t choose your dog, your dog chooses you,” said Lauren Sheldon. A photographer based in London, Sheldon is working on Rescue Me, a project exploring the benefits of rescuing pets by visiting the homes of people who have adopted their four-legged family members. Her photos capture beauty and stillness in the everyday. A container of dry dog food on the bench, a car out the front of a townhouse, a greyhound getting tummy rubs by two pairs of hands, a staffie-cross wearing a bandana and peering down a hallway.
By catching a glimpse of these families and happy hounds in their own environments, Sheldon hopes to raise awareness about pet adoption. “As a child I was a little scared of dogs. I’m ashamed to say that I had the typical misconceptions that dogs from shelters were all going to have behavioural problems. I couldn’t have been more wrong. In my experience dogs in shelters are no different to any other dog. During this project, I have seen this first hand.” Sheldon will exhibit her photos online and hopes to publish the project as a 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