Photo: Sarah Deragon

Photo: Sarah Deragon


"I’ve always been fascinated with documenting the human/animal bond, and seeing that bond in action time and time again is deeply moving to me. The trust and affection our dogs give us—and the comfort that comes from that—is unlike anything else in the human experience.

It’s an honor and a pleasure for me to witness how dogs enrich our lives, and I take pride in celebrating each and every one of my subjects in a truly genuine and personal way.

Even when a photograph shows only your dog, it is a reflection of the relationship you share. It’s my goal to accurately, beautifully capture a chapter in the story of your long loving relationship.

My approach to photography is rooted in the principles of authenticity, quality and honesty. I approach my work as a storyteller, not just as a photographer, so I can see and share all that’s wrapped up between you and your best friend without saying a single word.

Our animals are so much a part of us; getting to the heart of that with an image is everything."


North Adams, MA
February 2016

Jesse in his North Adams studio. Photo: Valeda Stull

Jesse in his North Adams studio. Photo: Valeda Stull


Jesse Freidin is one of America's leading fine art dog photographers with work in more than 100 private collections throughout the United States. His portraiture has been exhibited in galleries across the country, and studies the deeply healing power of the human/animal bond— telling a contemporary story of companionship and love that truly honors the role dogs play in our modern lives.  

Jesse was awarded 'Best Dog Photographer in the San Francisco Bay Area' and 'Best Dog Photographer in Los Angeles' for fine art pet portraiture in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. He is also the creator of three viral dog photography series: The Doggie Gaga Project (2010), When Dogs Heal (published by Skyhorse Press in 2018) and Finding Shelter (published by Lyons Press 2017). His work has been featured in Vogue, Cosmopolitan, The Huffington Post, Yahoo!, MTV, Live! with Regis and Kelly, Inside Edition, The Bark Magazine, Dogster, Garden and Gun Magazine, The New York Post, Four and Sons Magazine and many more. 




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Selected Solo Exhibits:

2017: Finding Shelter- exhibit + book signing, multiple cities
2015: When Dogs Heal, Center on Halsted Gallery, Chicago IL
2015: When Dogs Heal, FLATS Studio Uptown Gallery, Chicago IL
2015: When Dogs Heal, New York LGBT Center, New York NY
2014: Companionship, Bruno's, Venice CA
2013: Contemporary American Sportsmanship, National Sporting Library + Museum, Middleburg VA
2012: An Extended Collection, Jewish Community Center, San Francisco CA
2012: Companionship, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary Gallery, Kanab UT
2012: Contemporary American Sportsmanship, Orvis Hunting School, Milbrook NY