The Dogist – by Elias Weiss Friedman


The Dogist by Elias Weiss Friedman

Hardcover: 304 Pages

Publisher: Artisan (October 20, 2015) 

ISBN-13: 978-1579656713

Synopsis: The Dogist is a beautiful, funny, and inspiring tribute to the beloved dogs in our lives. Every page presents dog portraits that command our attention. Whether because of the look in a dog’s eyes, its innate beauty, or even the clothes its owner has dressed it in, the photos will make you ooh and aah, laugh, and fall in love. Photographed by Elias Weiss Friedman, aka The Dogist, every portrait in the book tells a story and explores the dog’s distinct character and spirit. Themed sections include Puppies, Cones of Shame, Working Dogs, and Dogs in Fancy Outfits, giving every dog lover something to pore over.

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Elias Weiss Friedman’s blog, The Dogist, was an instant success and this book campaign is the perfect keepsake for all fans and followers of the blog! Friedman’s blog features dogs of all kinds from the streets USA cities (mostly NYC). He travels around taking pictures of all any any dogs that want to pose for him, and he posts their picture along with a short sentence about the dog, their name, age and breed.

Loaded with 1,000 pictures of dogs, this book literally has every breed of dog posing in tons of different situations. I was originally going to pick my favourite photograph, but quickly realized that this would be impossible. Friedman really has a talent for captures beautiful photos and they are displayed in stunning layouts.


However, one thing that I really missed in The Dogist book was the one sentence captions that Friedman uses on his social media pages. I find the sentence descriptions add to the “story” of the dog and help understand why he has captured them in a certain way. They were only included for a handful of pictures in the book! Nonetheless, this is still the perfect book for any dog lover!

Rating: 9.5/10
*I received this book in exchange for an honest review from Thomas Allen & Sons*

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