#FindMomo

I #FoundMomo in #yyj!

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18 mm · 1/750 s · f/1.8 · ISO 800

There’s this guy. His name’s Andrew Knapp. He’s an interface designer and photographer from Sudbury, ON. He drives this ’77 VW bus . . .

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18 mm · 1/180 s · f/1.8 · ISO 800
Strobist: Canon 430EX II, 1/64 power, on camera, ceiling bounced

. . . AND HE OWNS THE CUTEST DOG ON THE INTERNET.

Meet Momo, a border collie with a penchant for hiding in picturesque locations across Canada and the United States while his human takes photos.

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18 mm · 1/500 s · f/1.8 · ISO 800

Andrew and Momo became internet sensations after Instagram featured his #FindMomo photos. He published a book of said photos, then embarked on a driving tour of the US and eh, and they stopped at Russell Books last night, their first stop in Canada as they drive back to Ontario.

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18 mm · 1/180 s · f/1.8 · ISO 800
Strobist: Canon 430EX II, 1/64 power, on camera, ceiling bounced

Momo is simply the cutest, most well-behaved dog. He’d have to be, I s’pose, to survive twenty tour dates before this one.

I very much had that in mind as I interacted with Momo, trusting that he’d be gentle to a generally dog-fearing human such as myself.

He was, indeed, the perfect gentle-dog. I even played tug-of-war with him and his rope toy, which he ADORES.

My only moments of heightened freakoutishness came whenever there was applause, which set Momo off barking (that’s what really gets me). “He just started doing this,” said Andrew.

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18 mm · 1/250 s · f/1.8 · ISO 1250
Strobist: Canon 430EX II, 1/64 power, on camera, ceiling bounced

Andrew gave a little slideshow with puppy photos (just about died of the cute right there and then), the origin of the #FindMomo phenomenon, and encouraged us to explore more and enjoy the moment. That’s certainly what Momo does.

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18 mm · 1/250 s · f/1.8 · ISO 1250
Strobist: Canon 430EX II, 1/64 power, on camera, ceiling bounced

Andrew then took a #FindMomo photo of the people in attendance, and guess where Momo sat? Yeah, right beside me. *glows with puppy love tempered with suppressed deep-seeded childhood fear*

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18 mm · 1/250 s · f/1.8 · ISO 1250
Strobist: Canon 430EX II, 1/64 power, on camera, ceiling bounced

Andrew, thanks for choosing to visit Victoria. Momo, sit. Stay. Good boy.

=)

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