It’s about a small dog called Q that I met when I was in between ‘real’ jobs. Having lots of free time, I started to look after my friend’s dog. It didn’t take long before I started photographing him, often placing him on various kinds of pedestals. Q would be always eager to pose, it almost seemed like he was waiting to be photographed.
The book, A Handbook Dog Walkers is selected from a series of over 100 photographs taken in Miami over a period of two months last autumn. I use the fading elegance of Art Deco Miami as my ready-made, outdoor studio. The only prop, this tiny dog ‘Q’, is perched atop of fountains, pipes, letterboxes, sculptures and plinths. The backdrops vary but the stylised painted buildings and the consistent Florida sun add a uniformity to the images, which become a typological study of the smaller details Floridian architecture and urban environment.
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