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I, COTT DOG
In this unique photographic series, David Hocking provides us with a snapshot of life in Cottesloe, Western Australia, as told almost exclusively through the eyes of its dogs (and their owners).
The photographs, which were captured between 2005 and 2009, all in Cottesloe, tell no tale other than the love that exists between friends and fellow clan members in a place whose heart is indelibly linked to the sky and sea that surrounds it.
Part proceeds of this book are being donated to the Dogs’ Refuge Home - a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the rescue, care and re-homing of dogs.
Established in 1935, it is one of the oldest animal welfare agencies in Australia. Activities are motivated by the fundamental understanding that dogs are entitled to the same love and respect that they unconditionally give to us. The Home has a no-kill policy, which ensures that no dog will be euthanised on economic grounds.
Every year they take in many hundreds of dogs that have been abused, neglected or simply no longer wanted.
Without your donations the Dogs’ Refuge Home is unable to provide vital care to these beautiful dogs.
Please support them by making a donation.
Dogs’ Refuge Home Ph 08 9381 8166
30 Lemnos Street, Shenton Park WA 6008
When David Hocking isn’t taking photographs of dogs and people at Beaches Cafe, Cottesloe, where he occasionally works, he swaps his time between writing and travel. He is the author of ‘My Cat is Purple, My Cat is Dead.’ (unpublished), ‘The Arc of Tommy Shoalhaven’ (independent), ‘Why shouldn’t I call my son Clint?’ (Vivid Publishing.) ‘I, Cott Dog,’ (Vivid Publishing) is his first photographic project.
Sadly, David currently has no dog and lives in Fremantle, Western Australia.
Gerard Zochling and his dog live on Stirling Station, about 250km south of Tennant Creek, in the Northern Territory.