ANIMALS THAT SAW ME: Volume One
by Ed Panar
80 pages / 8.5 x 7 in. / Clothbound
36 color photographs / 4 b&w
OUT OF PRINT
*Stay tuned for VOLUME TWO...
Roaming the natural and urban world with a camera for over 16 years, often alone, on foot, keeping a low profile, Ed Panar has repeatedly been caught in the act of photography—not by other people, but by a random assortment of familiar animals: cows, cats, frogs, dogs, turtles, deer, geese…you name it. The animal sees Ed, and Ed sees the animal; an unspoken communication passes between them. If he’s lucky, the moment is captured on film, catalogued, tagged for future reference. In Animals That Saw Me: Volume One Panar brings together the first collection of his most surprising and unexpected encounters with ordinary fauna—a brief, deadpan field study of the uncanny moment of recognition between species. What exactly have the animals seen? The pictures are a reminder that we must appear as strange and exotic to them as they do to us.
photoeye (review), photoeye (blog), American Photo (interview)
Ed Panar was born in 1976 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. He received a MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, and currently lives in Pittsburgh. His previous publications include, Golden Palms (J&L) and Same Difference (Gottlund Verlag) and Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes.