Growing up as a Boy Scout in rural Pennsylvania, photographer Joseph O. Holmes found solace in winter hikes through the woods and campouts in the snow. Nature has seemingly always guided Holmes: first in the organic way he shifted his career from lawyer to lensman, and now in how he chooses his subject matter. Holmes often spends his days wandering around New York City, letting curiosity lead the way. His instinctual approach has taken him inside Streit’s, famed for their matzo balls; Zuccotti Park during Occupy Wall Street; legendary music venue CBGB; and, of course, Brooklyn’s expansive Prospect Park. It was there, over a few snowy winters, that Holmes reconnected with his childhood love of hiking in the snow. The upshot is his series Urban Wilderness, which depicts the park as a sweeping haven for dogs (and people) to run and play within the confines of New York.
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