Photos by Frank Olinsky

I don’t take that many photographs. The fact that this series even exists is still a surprise to me. The pictures were taken in and around my Brooklyn neighborhood beginning in the spring of 2007. I had started to notice dogs waiting for their owners to come out of coffee shops and delis. I also noticed how individually each dog was responding to this brief separation. I felt compelled to document this contemporary urban phenomenon.

FRANK OLINSKY is a graphic designer, art director, and illustrator. He was instrumental in the creation of the chameleonlike logo and “look” of MTV and has created album packages for many noteworthy musicians including the Smashing Pumpkins, Sonic Youth, Kronos Quartet, and Philip Glass. The founding art director, cover designer and contributing editor of Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, Olinsky is also the co-author/designer of What The Songs Look Like: Contemporary Artists Interpret Talking Heads Songs and author/designer of Buddha Book: A Meeting of Images. He teaches at Parsons School of Design in New York.

"Big thanks to my dear friend Fred Seibert, without whom this site never would have happened."
Dogs 365-368

Dogs 365-368