A stunning and indelible collection of
portraits and stories that capture dogs of a certain age in all their
patchy, scruffy, jowly, and devoted gloryâan homage to manâs best
friend, based on the popular international photography project.
The dogs in Old Faithful
are well worn, well loved, and well on in years. After his
grandmotherâs 100th birthday party, photographer and dog lover Pete
Thorne found himself taking photos of elderly dogs. In their aged,
imperfect faces, he saw a depth of life, joy, and wisdom missing from
more youthful subjects. He gathered these rich and powerful portraits
into a web series he called âOld Faithful.â
The reaction was instantâand astoundingâfrom media outlets as diverse as Huffington Post and BuzzFeed to Esquire
and ABC, to thousands of people around the globe who reached out to
Thorne with their heartwarming stories of their own faithful companions.
The photos triggered a wide variety of emotions, eliciting smiles and
tears, and unleashing a flood of anecdotes and memories. âOld Faithfulâ
became a shared platform for dog lovers all over the world.
Based on his web series, Old Faithful
features dozens of color photographs that bring these dogs vividly into
focus, accompanied by poignant descriptive sketches that capture the
spirit and personality of each, illuminate his life and experiences, and
celebrate the shared relationship with a beloved human companion.