This Guy Walks Around Taking Incredible Pictures of Dogs in NYC

Meet The Dogist-- Elias. He walks around New York City taking incredible photos of pups. [caption id="attachment_9589" align="aligncenter" width="640"]The Dogist in the Bark & Co. Office The Dogist in the Bark & Co. Office[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9608" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Amos, Pomeranian mix, Chelsea Waterside, The Dogist Amos, Pomeranian mix, Chelsea Waterside, The Dogist[/caption] Elias grew up doing B&W darkroom photography both in school and at home, but he really, really loves dogs. One of his favorite subjects to photograph has always been his family's Labs. [caption id="attachment_9618" align="aligncenter" width="519"]Ruby, Taken circa 2002 Ruby, Elias' first pup, photo taken circa 2002.[/caption] Photography has always been a strong passion of his as well, though he knew supporting himself as an artist would take something special. the-dogist-2 Elias says he's always been a huge dog person. Growing up he made his siblings laugh by speaking on behalf of their dogs-- "Dog Ventriloquism." In terms of photography, he also saw a ton of personality in pups and wanted to capture it. [caption id="attachment_9610" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Messi, Catahoula Leopard Dog, Williamsburg,  The Dogist. Messi, Catahoula Leopard Dog, Williamsburg, The Dogist.[/caption] Elias loves that dogs have so much personality and they aren't afraid to show it. He says that anyone can look at a photo of a dog and understand the thought or feeling going through that dog's mind at that moment - desire, fear, curiosity, happiness, sadness - they don't get all self-conscious around cameras like people do. [caption id="attachment_9613" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Maddie, Husky/Weimaraner mix, Chelsea Waterside, Maddie, Husky/Weimaraner mix, Chelsea Waterside,[/caption] Because pups exhibit such raw, unfiltered emotions, not all pups look happy all of the time, but Elias tries to document them in their best light. [caption id="attachment_9616" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Massimo, Great Dane, Chelsea Waterside, The Dogist. Massimo, Great Dane, Chelsea Waterside, The Dogist.[/caption] His goal as The Dogist is simple. He loves what he's doing and he's met a ton of interesting people and pups. He plans to expand beyond the streets of New York to capture dogs guiding, searching, retrieving, and providing therapy all around the world. [caption id="attachment_9614" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Phil, Labrador Retriever, Union Square Station,  The Dogist. Phil, Labrador Retriever, Union Square Station, The Dogist.[/caption] Elias also notes that it's important for him to continue featuring pups in need of homes-- many of the dogs he photographs were rescued from a shelter at one point, so he considers it an obligation to do what I can to support those organizations. [caption id="attachment_9609" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Bullet, English Bull Terrier, East 4th Street,  The Dogist. Bullet, English Bull Terrier, East 4th Street, The Dogist.[/caption] As part of his effort to help support dog organizations, The Dogist recently popped by to the new Bark & Co. offices to take photos of our office pups. [caption id="attachment_9611" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Clementine, Long-haired Chihuahua Mix, BarkBox HQ,  The Dogist. Clementine, Long-haired Chihuahua Mix, BarkBox HQ, The Dogist. [/caption] He'll be featuring the pups throughout the day today on his Facebook, website, and Instagram EWF_3981 the-dogist-1 We've teamed up with the Dogist to help save special doggies in need. Fetch your own monthly subscription box of treats, toys and goodies at and use code DOGIST to get $5 off. Plus, we’ll donate $15 from your purchase to a pawsome foundation, Save U.S. Pets! This foundation raises money to assist pet owners in financial crisis at the time their pet needs life-saving or life-altering medical care. They help bridge the gap by lending a helping paw. <3 Button_Blank Be sure to follow along with The Dogist today to see more behind-the-scenes shots with Bark & Co. pups! :) EWF_3949

Hope Bobbitt

8 years ago

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