Sage Sohier grew up with four dogs and currently lives with three. Animals have always been important in her life, so, when she started photographing people in the late 1970s, she often included their companion animals. A congenial collection of those photographs are available as a book with Stanley/Barker.

“There is more spontaneity, less self-consciousness, and more chaos when humans and other animals coexist," says Sohier. "Love is unconditional, grief is uncomplicated though deeply felt, and life is richer, more vivid, more comical.”