Mitch Boyer is a talented illustrator, self taught photographer and image maker currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Right now Mitch works on a children’s book about a big dog moving to the “big city,” designed to help kids deal with big changes like moving. The photo series has become so popular, Mitch has now turned them into a children’s book. The pair have launched a Kickstarter campaign to get their project off the ground.
Like many Dachshunds, my dog Vivian thinks she’s much larger than she actually is. I thought it would be fun to make a photo series where her physical size was just as large as her personality.
– Mitch Boyer
“Vivian the Dog Moves to Brooklyn,” is a book about a big dog moving from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Brooklyn, New York. It’s 32 pages long and will be full of beautiful photo-illustrations created by Mitch and starring Vivian, with some pretty fantastic letterings and drawings by the talented, Valerie Navarro.
In the book, Vivian is a giant dog—over 6 feet tall! She loves the wide open spaces and delicious foods of New Mexico, but most of all, she loves playing with her best friend, “the human.” When Vivian learns she and the human are moving to New York City, aka the “Big City,” she gets very excited. She believes everything will be as big as she is in the “Big City,” and she can’t wait to move!
“Initially, I was inspired after finding Romain Laurent’s quirky photographic style. In one of his music videos, a giant head is laying on the boardwalk in Coney Island, while singing,” he said. “That image stuck in my mind and was the seed that led to the rest of this project.”