Elliott Erwitt - Scotland, People and Pups

A few days ago, we bemoaned the fact that the Elliott Erwitt event at the Leica Store Los Angeles was a bit overshadowed by the celebrities in attendance. We're here to correct that... Oversight. On Vanity Fair's site they're running a nice article called "Elliott Erwitt Shoots Scotland's Gorgeous Countryside, People, and Pups." Quite a nice slideshow of 31 photos and worth checking out.

Courting the Countryside

To capture the essence and character of Scotland, photographer Elliott Erwitt traveled the country, shooting people, places, and even Scottish dog breeds for Macallan’s “Masters of Photography” series.

“You can take pictures anywhere. It’s just wiser, if you’re going to get the character of a place, to go to many different places and just hang out,” Erwitt explained.

Though the famed photojournalist says choosing a favorite photo from this collection is impossible, he admitted that including the Scottish dog breeds was important, and not only because he has often photographed dogs throughout his career.

“I had one, a Cairn terrier, for 17 years,” Erwitt told us when we met with him in July. “He went to heaven just two months ago.” One hundred and fifty-eight of the photographs have been compiled into a book, which is paired with a new limited-edition whisky from Macallan. See exclusive shots from the collection below.