Dogs: Pets and Strays
DOGS: PETS AND STRAYS
DOG WATCHING BOOK, Takarajima Books, 1994
Animals are my passion and this obsession fuels my work and has guided my life. The boundary line separating people and animals has always been blurred for me. I found a spiritual connection in photographing pet and stray dogs. I believe that animals such as dogs, kept most often as pets, offer us a unique glimpse into the heart of the human culture that surrounds them. The relationship of dog and owner cuts across class-structure, and gives us insight into a culture's models of kinship, and of myth.
On a less exalted level, I simply love dogs. I have found great humanity, love, respect, adventure and comfort in their company.