‘Over a Dog‘ – Marvin Udall, As Good as it Gets.
Just spare a thought for the poor missus on this one. I’m walking around with her camera, taking a picture of everything that moves. Or in this particular scrapbook, things that don’t move. Somedays she’d wait patiently, others not-so. One day we walked down a side alley off Champs-Élysées and we saw a dog take a shit against a tree. This aroused my scatological sensibility and I screamed orgasmically, telling her to hold me coffee as I grappled with the lens cap,
“He’s not pissing on a tree, this dog is shitting on it. Arse pressed on the bark! LOOK!!”
I missed the shot. Like 99% of the worlds population the missus found the experience of me trying to capture a dog shitting on a tree, utterly unedifying. You can take a man out of VIZ but you can’t take the VIZ out of the man. We walked over 30k that weekend, I can’t tell you where most of these were taken. I guess within a 30k blast radius of our hotel near Rue Du Bac.