Underdogs Update!

In 2009 Sebastian Magnani had an idea. He wanted to have one picture featuring two of his favorite beings (his dog and best friend) on his nightstand. But how could this be accomplished? After some contemplation, the Underdogs series was born and it is sure to put a smile on your face. The series features photos of dogs that have been manipulated, making them appear, well, more like people.  Here Sebastian describes the project in his own words…

I first started the project in August 2009. As soon as I had the idea, it had pretty much already been realized, namely to photograph dogs with their owners. What originally started out as entertainment, without expectation, without any pressure, was suddenly creating waves. The four-legged friends and their owners have since traveled the world. Various blogs, journals, and television shows have all reported on the bizarre image combinations of humans and animals. 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. From the inexhaustible number of examples, lies the difficulty to find the gems, which captivate with uniqueness, brilliance and depth. Only to create a single moment of symbiosis – between man and beast – to be one.

Last year we featured part 1 of  Underdogs and now we present part 2 of this great project…

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