Really Good Dog Photography

Really Good Dog Photography

Man’s best friend is celebrated in a new book – Really Good Dog Photography – a collaboration between Hoxton Mini Press and Penguin Books.

The stunning photo book is the first in a series of collaborations between Hoxton Mini Press and Penguin.

It was officially launched in Hoxton last week, with Spectrum Photographic providing six large C-type Matt prints for the show.

Really Good Dog Photography
The cover of the newly released book

Really Good Dog Photography

Dogs and photography have gone hand in paw for generations.

Today this passion remains undiminished, with pictures of adorable, bright-eyed dogs all over the internet.

The photographs in this book offer an alternative to all the fluff.

Approaching the dogs as dignified, intelligent and noble beings they consider our relationship with man’s best friend for the extraordinary thing it really is.

Images are by turn elegant, beautiful, surprising, comical and full of drama and heart.

However they all show the world’s best-loved animal in a remarkable new light.

The book features work by 30 photographers. Contributors include William Wegman, Alec Soth, Charlotte Dumas, Traer Scott, Tim Flach, Elliott Erwitt, Jo Longhurst and Dougie Wallace.

Commissioning editor for the Telegraph Lucy Davies provided the text.

Book launch

The official launch of the book on Wednesday, October 11, saw six striking images from Really Good Dog Photography on display.

An added bonus saw dogs welcomed to the event. Goody bags full of treats were provided by Lily’s Kitchen.

Bettie, one of Spectrum’s dogs, went along to the launch, inspected the images and shared out her treats with office pals Milly and Ivor.

“Here at Spectrum we are massive dog lovers,” said co-owner Klair Bird.

“So to go to an event which was all about celebrating dogs and to get to take Bettie along to her first exhibition was just amazing.

“We can’t wait to see what this exciting collaboration produces next.”

The book contains the work of 30 photographers

Get it now

Really Good Dog Photography is published by Particular Books (imprint of Penguin Books) in collaboration with Hoxton Mini Press.

It is a 304pp clothbound hardback, 218 x 254mm.

This is the first edition.

To order your copy click here.

Copy editing by Sheena Campbell.