Author(s): Chris Keeney
As close as we are to our beloved pets, we often wonder how they spend their days when we aren't watching. What do they explore? How does the world look from the point of view of our dogs and cats - or our chickens and goats? With small, lightweight cameras attached to their collars and cowbells, they document what they see as they go about their daily routines - lounging under parked cars, scaling rooftops, jumping fences, relaxing in a neighbour's tall grass. You'll see the world through the eyes of more than twenty intrepid pets, including Coulee, a Border Collie-Golden Retriever mix from Alberta, Canada; Fritz, a tabby cat living in the Ore Mountains of Germany; Walter and Hamlet, brother and sister miniature pot belly pigs from San Diego; and Sofie, a Galloway cow, who spends her days roaming the hills of the Swiss Alps. This unique and whimsical collection offers a peek into the wanderings of our animal friends and reveals how they experience the world we all share.
"Once your dog or cat was merely the star of your camera roll, but now it can be the photographer, too. Ben Machell on the rise of the 'petcam' and the very 21st-century obsession with the secret lives of our pets." Petcam featured in The Times Magazine (30.08.2014)
Chris Keeney is a professional photographer living and working in San Diego, California. He was formally taught at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York, in analog film and paper photography. In the past five years Chris has made a name for himself in the pinhole photography world by inventing numerous DIY pinhole cameras.