Photographer Celebrates Her Adopted Dog

A collection of photographs of Mellon Tytell’s mixed-breed dog has been called a “poem in pictures.”

Posted: May 14, 2008, 5 a.m. EDT

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Mellon Tytell has photographed dozens of famous people, including the Dalai Lama, Norman Mailer, James Taylor, and rocker Patti Smith. But it’s the professional photographer’s adopted mixed breed, Hunter — named for writer Hunter S. Thompson — who remains her favorite subject.

“To me, Hunter was more fascinating than a Pollock or a Picasso,” Tytell writes in “My Lucky Dog,” which the New York Post calls “a poem in pictures” about the dog.

Tytell lives in a small cabin in Vermont, where many of the book’s photos were taken. She moved to the single-story cabin in 1999 when arthritis made it difficult for Hunter to climb the stairs to the pair’s Greenwich Village, N.Y., apartment. Though Tytell left behind a thriving career and social life, she says she would do it again.

“As a photographer, I traveled around the world, picking up and leaving on a dime,” Tytell writes. “Hunter tamed me. I couldn’t be away from him for more than five hours at a time. I had no children of my own; Hunter taught me about responsibility, love, and devotion in a way that was inaccessible to me with people.”

“My Lucky Dog” is in bookstores now.

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kino   spring valley, CA

5/14/2008 8:04:42 PM

thanks

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Jane   Amherst, MA

5/14/2008 5:16:24 PM

That sounds like a good book. I will certainly pick it up and look at it if I see it!

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Cheril   Amarillo, TX

5/14/2008 7:31:44 AM

Neat!

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