Paul & Sunny ❁

Paul & Sunny ❁

Back in the early 90s I started photographing homeless people and their dogs (it later evolved into a documentary that I wrote, directed and produced but never finished). Paul and Sunny were one of the first that I started to follow around and photograph and talk to. Sunny was a big white Akita about 12 or 13 years old when we first met. She was delightful. Sunny and Paul loved each other so much.

Over the years that we talked and I took pictures of them Sunny and my dog Ed became the best of friends. Sunny passed away in thr basement of a building they were squatting in, in the tenderloin, in the arms of her heartbroken Paul. He asked me if I would keep her ashes safe until the day when he had somewhere to live. I still have them to this day. I wonder where Paul is, I hope I can give him Sunny’s ashes someday. For now Sunny’s ashes sit in a box next to Eds.

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