Reminiscent of All the Dogs Want to Kill Me, this photo series by Ed Panar will make you laugh. Titled Animals That Saw Me, the project has been in the making for over 16 years as Panar sneakily roamed the natural and urban world with his camera. Often alone and on foot, Panar always tried to keep a low profile. What happens when he’s caught in the act of taking a photo of a wild or domestic animal? Hilarity ensues! (Talk about some menacing looks.)
Animals That Saw Me: Volume One is now a book that will be out in November 2011. Here’s a brief synopsis:
“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, cataloged, 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.”
You can find the book for $29.95 at The Ice Planet.