It’s no secret that dogs around the world have long held the title of man’s best friend. But, in the case of Momo the border collie, a dog can act as an artistic collaborator as well as a constant companion:
Although Canadian artist Andrew Knapp studied graphic design as a younger man, he always retained an interest in photography. When Momo came into Knapp’s life, Knapp quickly realized that his pet was a natural model, which led to spending more time with camera in tow. Soon enough, his muse and the medium meshed, launching a photographic series documenting the duo’s experiences together.
At first, the photographs simply consisted of Momo hiding in both industrial and natural landscapes. Over time, the project expanded beyond scenic vistas and bright city streets to include the smaller moments of beauty that occurred over every step of their journey together. For most, the opportunity to travel all over the world with their best pal would be a dream come true. Knapp is no exception. Always looking to see something new, Knapp and Momo are able to find inspiration in just about any situation.
Eventually, Knapp approached a few publishers to create a print project covering his adventures with Momo. Soon enough, he was able to publish a monograph featuring years of archived shots. In addition, Knapp worked with publishers to produce an interactive children’s book titled Find Momo. What lies in store for the pair’s future is anyone’s guess.
Nevertheless, there’s one important lesson to be learned from Knapp’s photographic journey. Making images isn’t just about making something pretty; rather, it’s a powerful medium capable of conveying stories and tying us closer to the individual passions that make life worth living.
“I strive to deliver some sort of positive message…hopefully one of my photos brightens someone’s day. And that’s enough.”
Like This Article?
Don't Miss The Next One!
Join over 100,000 photographers of all experience levels who receive our free photography tips and articles to stay current: