An interesting story I just shot for NYT on men, dogs and therapy based on Benoit Denizet-Lewis’ new book ‘Travels with Casey: My journey through our dog-crazy country’. When I met Dr.Gold and his gigantic- yet- teddy bear bouvier Argus I knew this was the perfect assignment for me. In fact, Argus struck me as the very reincarnation of my beloved childhood dog, Lumpi, yet 10 times bigger in scale ! On set I could immediately sense the strong connection between the two men and their dogs. Getting the dogs into the right position was the trickiest part of this shoot. Even with the two dog trainers we had on set. As for Dr.Gold and Benoit, I tried to bring out their contrasting relationship with their dogs: Benoit feeling disconnected and unloved by Casey while Dr. Gold and Argus appear as the ever caring A team of professional co-therapists.