Everything is a Repeat

Today as I sit at work, while everyone else is at home safe and sound due to the weather, I began to do research on my project again. Why am I so fascinated in these toys that my dog has taken and ripped to shreds? Better yet why is she? Anyway, in the midst of looking for answers, I stumbled across a book that I have never heard of before. I found it very interesting. It is called Chewed by Arne Svenson and Ron Warren. It is a book of photographs of chewed up dog toys! I thought my idea was original, but let’s be serious, is any idea truly original today? The book gave me more insight not just about my project and why I am shooting my dogs gross toys, but also why every dog lover holds these mangled messes near and dear to their hearts and much as the dog does. The photographs in the book are very humorous, which isn’t something that I am necessarily looking for as I move forward, however it helps the narrative of the stories that people shared by having them shot in that way. So with all of this being said, I am not an original thinker when it comes to shooting dog toys, I never thought I was the first to do it, because it is hard to be the first at anything when everything has been done! Everything is a repeat. If you would like to read more about the book click on the photo below!


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2 thoughts on “Everything is a Repeat

  1. If it makes you feel better, I’m sitting in my office too. That’s what happen when you live in California, weather is always so perfect that it’s impossible to miss a day for that reason!
    Thanks for sharing this book, I’ve never heard about it and it looks very original! 🙂

    This is my blog in case you want to check it out and follow back. have a great weekend!

  2. britouellette says:

    I can’t believe there’s a book of these!! That’s awesome! And really great for your research and reference for your photos. And yes, nothing is original. And I don’t think that’s important, what’s important is making purposeful choices and decisions in making your own work stand out. This takes research. It’s good to find someone else doing something similar, because that sort of reinforces you to take extra steps for your own work. I think with research, thought and time, and lots of experimentation, this work could go somewhere and even take you to other places. Thanks again for your help in references for mounting!

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