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Posted by Trini Kid - - 0 comments

Sup Travellers?! Have you ever heard the saying that says that when you're with someone for too long you begin to look like them? Have you heard that before? Well I wonder if that saying applies to dogs and their owners? I'm not quite sure but the series of photos below may actually make you believe that the saying applies to dogs and their owners. You can see one of the photos below, but the rest are at the bottom of the article.


Created by Swiss photographer and graphic designer Sebastian Magnani, "Underdogs" began as a pet project in 2009. On his website, he describes the meaning behind the series:

"So where does this striking resemblance between dog and owner come from? Does the "underdog" really rank himself lower, even visually? It is undisputed that the canines not only stir emotions and interest, but also our inner most needs. Dogs are considered loyal, selfless, trustworthy, life saving, fun and proud companions in a world where these values are gradually disappearing."

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Each photo in the series features an image of the human owner and an image of the canine. Magnani shoots his portraits using several Canon cameras, including a 5D Mark II, Mark III and Canon 24-70mm, f/2.8 lens. He then combines both the human and animal images via Photoshop. The idea to dress animals up as people is nothing new. In fact, recently discovered British Newspaper Archive clippings, dating back to the early 1900s, show images of animals dressed in human garb. However, Magnani's series highlights how similar humans and dogs can appear with just a few aesthetic tweaks.