An adorable and hilarious collection of dog photographs.
plastic toys and sleep on soft bedding. You will go to the bathroom when humans say so, and walk on a leash for the rest of your life. And you will, occasionally, have to endure a bath. Bath time is a symbol of this unspoken contract between people and domesticated dogs, a pact in which dogs trade their freedom for comfort and safety. In 2013, I met pet stylist Ruben Santana and his fabulous purple poodle, Dana. He welcomed me into his grooming salon in the Bronx, where I set up a studio for
revolt and submission, and their judgment. I went home that night absolutely exhausted, but eager to go through the photographs. Had I managed to capture the magic of the moment? My husband peeked over my shoulder. He gasped as he looked at my computer screen. “What is this?” “Wet dogs,” I whispered. The wet dog photographs took me by surprise and changed my life. They quickly gained a major following on the Internet, and my website was registering hundreds of thousands of visitors. In 2014, I
easy way to help many pets in need, while recycling your towels and linens for a great cause. You’ll make a shelter pet’s life a little easier while they wait for a home to call their own. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS There are many people to thank when a book is born. I am lucky enough to be surrounded by an incredibly supportive network of family and friends. First and foremost, my gratitude goes to my family and my husband, Sten. By my side, they have gone through the ups and downs of an artist’s career
lucky enough to meet Ingrid Olson from Animal Loving Care in Brooklyn. She, too, had the professionalism and the mad sparkle required to bring the Wet Dog project together. A huge thankyou also goes to Yukino Ushimaru, owner of Animal Loving Care, for letting me use her space and work with her staff , as well as to Adrienne Preuss for patiently co-organizing the shoots. Other places, such as The Salty Paw at South Street Seaport, New York City, have accommodated Wet Dog shoots. Byrd Leavell, my
the perfect home for my Wet Dogs. Thanks also to Beth Tondreau for her design talent and all the attention she gave our wet dogs, making sure they all found a place to shine! Last, but not least, I have to thank all the models and their parents (or dare I say pawrents?). Longtime friends, or strangers I had stopped in the street, all of you have made the Wet Dog book possible. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Sophie Gamand is an award-winning French photographer living and working in New York. Since 2010, her