Throughout this portfolio, you will see a number of pictures of people with dogs. I saw them frequently on the streets of Uptown. I think people sought the company of canines because of the unconditional love they offer, which was a rare commodity in this area in the 1970s. I call this shot “puppy love.” I got the feeling while taking it, that the young man hid behind the puppy because he feared me. Somehow he expected the tiny puppy to protect him.