A South-African born photographer, Mia has been photographing since the age of 11. Her love for dogs started at an early age. Since then she has photographed pooches of A-list celebrities, dogs rescued by the RSPCA, the Dogs Trust, Much Love Animal Rescue and the Retired Greyhound Trust. Mia has photographed the following celebrities and their dogs including Elizabeth Hurley, Simon Pegg, Jamiroquai, Julian McMahon, Annie Wersching, Roland Rivron and Perez Hilton.
Mia Feinstein’s photographic material ranges from travel, landscapes to people and marmite. Her particular affinity, however, has always been photographing animals, especially dogs, as her photographic collection is shown in her books “Andy Warhound Pup Art” and “Pooches in Shades”. “Andy Warhound Pup Art”, inspired by And Warhol’s Pop Art is a collection of photographic imagery of dogs that have been transformed into bold and brilliant shapes, lines and colours to create an altogether stunning array of pieces. She has another book called ‘Pooches in Shades”. Glamorous, chic and evocative of Hollywood in the 1950’s, these dogs are cool pooches indeed, and take on a rather ambiguous identity when paired with sunglasses. Snapped by Mia, that pair of sunglasses and that dog will never ever be the same again.Her third book “Cape Town Up Close and Personal” was published by Random House Struik in South Africa, October 2011.
"It's a joy when the universe throws two of your most disparate interests together and allows you to experience them in one place."
“Pooch Pawtraits brings back the funk to dog photography. The photographs are dynamite”
Jay Kay, Jamiroquai
"Mia's pictures are as good as Andy's Marilyns, Maos and Soup-Cans – only $9 million cheaper."
"Mia made my Teddy look like the superstar that he is!"
In addition to photographing Celebrity Dogs and their owners, Mia's clients have included the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, Nelson Mandela for Make Poverty History (London), the Counting Crows, Peninsula School Feeding Association, National Gallery (London), Lola's Kitchen, DJ Rui da Silva, Grootbos Eco lodge (South Africa), Tiwi Beach Resort (Kenya), Villa Mangiacane (Italy), Imakva Labuntu and Baphumelele Children’s Home (South Africa) to name a few.
Mia’s work has appeared in the following publications worldwide and online,
Daily Mail, August 2008, UK
Telegraph Newspaper, September 2008, UK
Pink Paper, November 2008, UK
Your Dog Magazine, November 2008, UK
The Seattle Times, December 2008, USA
The Miami Herald, December 2008, USA
The American Dog Magazine, December 2008, USA
Sunday Times Newspaper, December 2008, South Africa
Woman’s World Magazine, February 2009, USA
Dog Fancy Magazine, March 2009, USA
Perez Hilton, March 2009, USA
House of Dog website, March 2009, USA
Bibliodog website, May 2009, USA
Maryanne Dell for OC Registrar, June 2009, USA
Oprah Magazine, September 2009, South Africa
House and Garden Magazine, October 2009, South Africa
Visi Magazine online, May 2010, South Africa
Oprah Magazine, November 2011, South Africa
Get it Magazine, November 2011, South Africa
Art Spoken, December 2011, South Africa
Cape Argus, December 2011, South Africa
Die Beeld Newspaper, January 2012, South Africa
Animal Fair, March 2012, USA
Jewish Chronicle, March 2012, South Africa
You Magazine, March 2012, South Africa
Oryx Magazine – Qatar Airways, June 2012