In a recent project, Moscow-based photographer Alexander Khokhlov tried to discover the phenomenon of similarities between dogs and their owners in his new 'Dogs Alike' project.
Historically, humans have directly taken part in the creation of new dog breeds. As a result, there are about 400 dog breeds worldwide already. Most breeds are derived for specific purposes: there are guard dogs, hunting dogs, shepherd dogs and even perfectly fitted "handbag dogs."
But for most people, their dogs are pets and companions that were chosen by appearance and breed personality. In addition, humans play a in the education of a pet. A dog’s aggressive behavior is not a reason to dump everything on its pedigree qualities. Sometimes it's enough just to have a look at the dog’s owner.
The 'Dogs Alike' project allows a new look at the relationship between human and pet. As a basis, Alexander Khokhlov and his team took external similarities and associations -- the best way to show common things between people and dogs. Natalia Pavlova, the project stylist, created characters based on a combination of face art and costumes with unique handmade accessories. The models were accompanied with real dogs, represented by the best Russian dog kennels.
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