Jesse Freidin is one of America’s leading fine art dog photographers, working exclusively with traditional analog film processes. He is dedicated to a return to realness, to craftsmanship, and to lifting up the household dog to its rightful place as contemporary muse.
As a body of work, Jesse’s black and white dog portraits continue a centuries-long practice of commissioned artists entrusted with articulating the ineffable bond between dogs and humans. His photographs offer a rare view into contemporary American households, each piece telling a unique story of modern domesticity.
Jesse Freidin’s dog photography is in over 80 private collections throughout the United States, and has been exhibited in California, New York, Los Angeles, Utah, Louisiana and Virginia. His work has appeared in Vogue, Cosmopolitan, The New York Post, Garden and Gun Magazine, The Bark Magazine, Inside Edition, Everyday with Rachel Ray, Modern Dog Magazine, The Sunday Times (UK), The Globe and Mail (Canada), East Village Boys, The Impossible Project Blog, and many more.
He was awarded the 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Best Dog Photographer in the San Francisco Bay Area for his fine-art pet portraiture, and is also the creator of the Doggie Gaga Project, an overnight media sensation linked online by Entertainment Weekly, MTV, TMZ, and The Sundance Channel, and featured on ABC’s Live! With Regis & Kelly. He works out of studios in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
(ABOVE: Jesse photographing two handsome Weimeraners at Baker Beach in San Francisco)