DOG ON SCOOTER, ELENA LUSENTI, 2016
Really, we’re cat people here at The Herald Magazine. But even our head can be turned by a good dog picture. This one, by Milanese photographer Elena Lusenti, is a lovely example, combining Italian style (in the shape of a finely buffed Lambretta) with canine cool.
Dogs have always been part of the story of art. Thousands of years ago they were drawn on cave walls alongside Neolithic hunters, proof of how far back our relationship with man’s best friend stretches. Similarly photographers have been keen to exploit their natural photogenic good looks. A new book from publisher Taschen collects some 400 examples. Among the photographers featured are Helmut Newton, Andy Warhol, Sebastio Salgado and Dorothea Lange.
The Dog in Photography 1839–Today, Raymond Merritt, Taschen, £15