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!