A few of my friends lost their pets during the last month. I knew many of them for some time and captured them on various occasions; therefore, I decided to create a small gallery dedicated to pets around me, both the living and the dead. Photographs that portray the dead are marked by a black ribbon with the date of their death.
At the moment there is a dog named Bragi, whom my friend Ivana Kuglerová took from a shelter and who died on 28th August, when I was in London. Second one is a cat Matýsek, native to the border of Czech-Saxon Switzerland who belonged to my girlfriend. Matýsek was probably bitten by a fox when we were saying goodbye to the aforementioned Bragi.
I do not want this to be just a place of memories. I want photos of live animals to dominate this gallery. So I’ll be going through my archive looking for other pets from my neighborhood, and I’m planning to make pictures of more of my friends’ pets yet. Therefore, this is a place where I would like to invite my friends, who want to see their dogs, cats, creepies and crawlies in this menagerie to let me know. I’ll probably never meet many of your pets and never take their photograph without your notice.