With all the stresses that accompany a big city, I can understand why it’s often considered abnormal if you don’t own a dog while living in LA. They’re always happy to see you, they usually want to play with you, and they’re filled with unconditional love for you. Let’s face it, owning a dog is sometimes more appealing than having a lover. And even if your little friend’s not yet quite potty trained, those soft beady eyes combined with that innocent head tilt is always enough to distill your frustration. All of these components make it especially fun for me to photograph people with their furry friends. The love they have for their dogs always brings out their softer, more compassionate side. In fact, most people seem to forget entirely that they are in front of the camera.