These are some of my favorites from the photography book Elliott Erwitt’s DOGS. I used this book for research for my city dogs photo essay. I bought it from Barnes and Noble and was going to return it after I had scanned some images and been inspired by Elliott Erwitt’s photos but I like it so much I’m keeping it. I easily could have included every photo in this book and I will bring the book to class on Tuesday in case anyone else is as obsessed with dogs as I am.
In the foreword (By Peter Mayle) Elliott Erwitt is described as half-photographer half-dog because of his ability to capture dogs as the subject of a photo and not just an accessory to a human. Keeping this mentality in mind made it a lot easier for me to make a meaningful edit of the ridiculous number of dog photos I took, for my essay. I love it when I see a dog walking down the street or playing in the park who clearly has his or her own agenda, and the line is blurred between who owns who. Enjoy!