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A TRIP TO ELLIOTT ERWITT'S WAS THE MOST FUN THING EVER FOR MRS. SIZZLE

Berlin, 1995 And can I just say that this looks A LOT like Edie Sizzle?

Berlin, 1995 And can I just say that this looks A LOT like Edie Sizzle?

Arizona, 1998 Elliott's son's dog sitting on the road.

Arizona, 1998 Elliott's son's dog sitting on the road.

England, 1974 Elliott said the crazy old lady with all these dogs yelled at him for taking this.

England, 1974 Elliott said the crazy old lady with all these dogs yelled at him for taking this.

Saintes Maries de la Mer, 1977     AHHH SUMMER  All photos @Elliott Erwitt/MAGNUM PHOTOS

Saintes Maries de la Mer, 1977     AHHH SUMMER  All photos @Elliott Erwitt/MAGNUM PHOTOS

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As a dog lover and a lover of photography, what more could have drawn me to Elliott Erwitt's studio?  The man had been hounded by me for months since I started this blog, and we finally met up one fine day in January.  The girls and I sauntered up to the Upper West Side to join Elliott walking down Central Park West.  He wanted to sit a bit, get to see the dogs and let them sniff him before we went on our loop that ended up at his studio. A few stories were told and I must have passed muster, as I was invited upstairs for a delicious espresso that he made me.

As he tells it in his book DOG DOGS by Phaidon (1988), "I am a professional photographer by trade and an amateur photographer by vocation.  Most of the time when I am out of the house, I carry a small unobtrusive camera and I snap away obsessively at things that interest me, and whatever I think would make a good picture.  Until recently, I have never ever especially set out to take dog pictures, but somehow dogs appeared in large numbers on my contact sheets.  A few years back, while looking through my inventory of pictures to assemble a retrospective book and exhibition of random photographs taken on my travels, I was surprised by the preponderance of dogs.  Obviously my sympathy for the creatures was deeper than I imagined." A magical visit indeed. 

 

AMY LOMBARD AND EDIE SIZZLE TAKE ON #NYFL (YES, LEASH)

REMEMBERING LARRY SULTAN ON VALENTINE'S DAY