Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Review of "Dogs In Thought" by Mitch Weiss - A Remarkable New Book for Dog Lovers Just in Time for the Holiday Gift-Giving Season.

Romeo- a Presa Canario
Photo by Mitch Weiss
Cover Photo of "Dogs In Thought"

What a wonderful title for this amazing book: "Dogs In Thought.".  Mitch Weiss is a photographic artist, using viewfinder and lens as tools with which to capture the essence of the subjects he is studying.  In this gorgeous new book, he shows the results of many hours taken bonding with dogs - both working dogs and house pets - until they were comfortable enough in his presence to let their true personality and thoughtfulness shine.  The results are breathtaking and beautiful.  Each dog has been photographed against a plain black background, removing any contextual "noise," and allowing the dog's eyes and other facial features to speak to the viewer.

Section One highlights "Working Dogs," many of which were used as bomb-sniffing dogs after the Boston Marathon bombings last April.  In this section, each subject is given a brief "dogography" highlighting the specific work that he or she does.  The final section is made up of "House Dogs," whose pictures are accompanied by their name and breed.  Each individual canine personality fairly leaps off the page and licks the reader's face.

The wonderful added bonus of this book  - beyond its sheer artistic virtuosity - is the mission behind the making of this volume.  All proceeds from sales of this book will be distributed between the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the Animal Rescue League.

This book arrives just in time for the holiday gift giving season.  If you count one or more dog lovers among your family and friends, this book will be a welcome addition to their coffee table or personal library shelves. Unleash your spirit of generosity and order a few copies - one for yourself and a few for those who share your love for dogs.



No comments: