Animals That Saw Me: Volume One. Ed Panar (USA).
Photographs by Ed Panar
Published by The Ice Plant, Los Angeles, 2011. Edition of 1,500.
If you need a book that will make you happy every time you open it and touch it, this is it!
I love it! Titles are important. No doubts the title of the book - Animals That Saw Me - affects the way you read the photographs. This one is well-chosen, funny, unexpected, smart. It does create a feeling that all the animals are looking at you. You do interact with all these cute and charming dogs, cows, cats, raccoon, frog, birds. Raccoon is my favorite. One of the picture only shows a nose of a dog, and it takes a while to find it, but once you get it, it makes you so happy!
The photographs for this book were taken over the period of 17 years in various locations. The book has a simple and elegant design, great layout and a beautiful cover. It has no text, captions, or page numbers, - only you and animals.