Elias Weiss Friedman walks around New York and photographs dogs: The portraits and the stories behind them are wonderful

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The photographer Elias Weiss Friedman he has a following of 4,4 million people on the social network "Instagram" who probably like to see beautiful photos of dogs because they are his main models. On social networks, he is better known as "The Dogist" and apart from "Instagram" he also has profiles on "TikTok" and "YouTube".

He chooses dogs at random, walking the streets of New York and says he always asks permission from their owners. After they approve his photo shoot, he likes to ask about the dog and that way he gets to know their name, what they like, what food or toy they like.

 

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He started photographing dogs when he was unemployed

Over the years, his popularity has grown so much that people often recognize him and immediately tell him that he can take a photo of their four-legged pet before he even gets around to asking for permission. He started doing this hobby quite by accident when he was unemployed.

"I walked the streets every day and spent time with the dogs. I felt good in their company," he said.

 

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Since then, his project has grown and become famous on social media, and he now does it full-time.

 

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"If I had all the money in the world, I'd travel with a camera and hang out with dogs"

His popularity is perhaps best illustrated by the fact that "National Geographic" recorded an interview with him under the title "A Day in the Life of The Dogist".

"Sometimes I ask people - if you had all the money in the world, what would you do?" If I had all that money, I'd probably travel the world with a camera and hang out with dogs. In fact, I'm still doing that now," he revealed in an interview.

 

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He also photographed the German Shepherd from the official residence of the President of the United States in Washington.

 

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