Everyone knows that age-old idea, the one that means canines and their homeowners look alike. And this humorous new photograph collection proves precisely that.

Gerrard Gethings, an animal portrait photographer by commerce, has launched the brand new collection at the side of Laurence King Publishing. The collection consists of 50 units of portraits, pairing completely different breeds of canines with their homeowners in a way that heightens the similarities of the 2.

The inspiration got here partially after Gethings noticed similarities between canine and human pairs within the park. Talking concerning the idea to Metro, he mentioned:

There’s [always] an previous man with an previous gray canine. A bearded man with a schnauzer. Curly hair and a poodle. It was one thing I’d been serious about for some time, however with the intention to make it occur, I wanted backing. The thought was to shoot 50 convincing canine/human {couples} that will be lovely, compelling, but in addition sort of amusing.

So, are we naturally drawn to canines that appear to be us? Research from the BBC counsel it’s certainly doable to foretell which canines belong to which homeowners primarily based solely on look. Some even counsel we favor canines that share related look traits to us, albeit it being an unconscious determination. “‘I believe that after we see magnificence in a canine, we’re maybe pointing a finger at ourselves. It’s unconscious however there all the identical,” Gethings provides.

Canine are by no means a straightforward topic to {photograph}, however Gethings has managed to seize these pups with such character, it’s exhausting to not snort. To see extra from the collection, take a look at “Do You Look Like Your Canine: A Reminiscence Sport” by Gerrard Gethings.

All photos are courtesy Gerrard Gethings and used with permission.

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