A Photographer Made These Rescue Dogs Look Like Famous Writers

Photographer Dan Bannino recently adopted a dog from a rescue shelter and it changed his life forever.

To celebrate, he decided he wanted to give his new pet, Rothko, and millions of other rescue dogs a voice by creating a new photo series entitled Poetic Dogs.

Bannino wrote on the project’s IndieGoGo page: “#POETICDOGS is a photo-project where dogs are besides famous writers: Speaking through their expressions, sounds and movements, they’re telling you everything saying nothing, just like an author would do with words in a fine poem.”

All the dogs featured in the series are from the same kennel near Turin, in Italy, where Bannino’s dog, Rothko, was adopted from.