/ 2017 / Advertising / Fashion

Dogs Alike

Historically human directly takes a 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
“ladies handbag dogs”.

But for most people, their dogs are pets and companions that were
chosen by appearance and breed personality. In addition, human
plays the decisive role in the education of the pet. Dog’s
aggressive behaviour 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 a human and his pet. As a basis I 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

My name is Alexander and I am photographer based in Moscow, Russia. The conception of my works is focused on games - optical illusions, eye-tricks, word games, plays with different textures, styles, etc.

Awards - Moscow International Foto Awards 2018, Nature (The Dog Show), 1st Place
- 11th International Color Awards, Dogs Alike (Fashion), Honorable Mention
- PDN Faces 2017, Animal Portraits (Professional category), Winner
Trierenberg Super Circuit:
- 2016, Weird Beauty (Series and sequences), Gold Medal
- 2017, Dogs Alike (Series and sequences), Gold medal
Prix De La Photographie, Paris (PX3):
- 2017, Fashion/Advertising (Dogs Alike series), Gold
- 2017, Professional Nature/Domestic Animals (The Dog Show), Silver
International Photography Awards (IPA):
- 2015, Fine Art/Portrait (Shapes and illusions series), Honorable Mention
- 2016, Fine Art/Portrait (Wild Soldiers), 3rd place
Fine Art Photography Awards 2016 - Conceptual category, Shapes and illusions series, Nominee
Neutral Density Photography Awards (ND Awards) 2015 - Fine Art (Shapes and illusions), 3rd place
One Eyeland Photography Awards:
- 2015, Fine Art/Portrait (Shapes and illusions series), 2nd place
- 2016, Fine Art/Portrait, People/Portrait, Editorial/War/Conflict (Wild Soldiers), 3rd place