Going Nose-to-Nose with @thedogist’s Furry Portraits
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Elias Weiss Friedman (@thedogist) is doing what he does best at the #WKCDogShow: photographing dogs on their own terms. “I wear kneepads underneath my pants, which makes getting on their level comfortable,” he says. “I’m looking for something that stands out — a funny outfit, a funny haircut, a rare breed.” A former brand strategist, Elias now walks New York City streets with a tennis ball and treats, and a lens wipe for slobber in his back pocket. He doesn’t have a pup of his own yet, but his charity, Give a Dog a Bone, helps shelter dogs find homes. “I think every dog deserves recognition.”