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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.

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

Charles Pierre Baudelaire

Charles Pierre Baudelaire

Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe

Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson

Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway

James Joyce

James Joyce

Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy

Mark Twain

Mark Twain

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

You can see more of the pictures and learn about the dogs’ stories on Bannino’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

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