...pets, since the very beginnings of human culture, have lived by a different set of rules than other animals – Ptolemy Tompkins "The Divine Life of Animals"
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Photographer Chip Simons, now Albuquerque based, has worked for countless publications from Time, Esquire, GQ, People, Scientific America, Audubon, Rolling Stone, and Forbes. He's shot advertising for Coke, Shimano, MTV, Nickelodeon, and Apple Computer, to name a few. He is known for his wide angle and fish-eye lenses, and his use of colored lights and light painting techniques...as well as his creative and conceptual approach to all things Americana. Check out Chip Simons Website
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Have You Read...Ptolemy Tompkins, The Divine Life of Animals: One Man's Quest to Discover Whether the Souls of Animals Live On. He received both a New York Times Book Review and an excerpt in The New York Times newspaper on the same day! In his Huffington Post Interview, Do Our Pets Go To Heaven, "Tompkins undertakes an exploration into the myths and beliefs across time that have defined animals' place in the metaphysical scheme of things". Ptolemy, the son of 1970s guru and best-selling New-Age cult author, Peter Tompkins (The Secret Life of Plants, Secrets of the Great Pyramid, and Mysteries of the Mexican Pyramids), is himself the author of four critically praised books, The Beaten Path: Field Notes on Getting Wise in a Wisdom-Crazy World, Paradise Fever: Growing Up in the Shadow of the New Age, The Monkey in Art, and This Tree Grows Out of Hell, a spiritual history of Mesoamerica. More about Ptolemy