I, Jack Russell
A Photographer and a Dog’s Eye View
‘Through the ups and downs of life, sometimes its your dog who seems to know who you are, what you do and understand things you do not even know about yourself.’
This thought and the fact that he had many more photographs of his dogs than his family and friends, led photographer Andy Hughes to this visual exploration of the relationship between dogs and their human companions and how they are increasingly integrated and implicated in each other’s lives. I, Jack Russell is a journey of discovery that will enthrall dog lovers everywhere.
This joyous enterprise, is accompanied by short excerpts from psychologist Alexandra Horowitz best selling book Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell and Know and a specially commissioned foreword from anthrozoologist Dr. John Bradshaw and Hughes’ own stories of the dogs he has met along the way. But it's the brilliantly observed pictures that tell the real story of Andy Hughes’ passion for his favourite breed the Jack Russell Terrier, seen in I, Jack Russell at work, rest and play in both the UK and USA.
Originally bred as a hunting dog in England in the 19th century and still used as working dogs today, Jack Russells are sturdy, tough, tenacious, intelligent, athletic, fearless and vocal animals, happy to engage with the human race.
The Jack Russell Tribute: No finer present has arrived in time on the bookshelves for Christmas… Country Life, 12th December 2012
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Andy Hughes is a photographer whose works centre on the environment. John Bradshaw is the author of the bestseller Dog Sense: How the New Science of Dog Behavior Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet and founder of the Anthrozoology Institute at the University of Bristol. Alexandra Horowitz, author of Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell and Know, teaches psychology at Barnard College, Columbia University, in New York City