Russian photographer Svetlana Valyiskaya has put together a fascinating series of animals posing as humans in everyday situations. From a hamster pumping weights to a very respectable looking cat reading his newspaper over dinner, these pets seem to have borrowed a thing or two from their owners.
Ms Valyiskaya — a 27-year-old from St. Petersburg — first started taking photos of animals after a long day at the office. She said:
I had just bought my first camera and so I decided to practice on my cat Vasilisa, she was my first photo model. I really love animals, they are loyal, faithful and true and always interesting to work with – plus they never criticize the photographs afterwards. I love to devise and make costumes, dresses, hats, shirts and jackets. They might not keep them on very long so you have to be quick to get the picture.
I have many ideas that I want to bring to life but to get the animals to pose for pictures is difficult, each animal has an exclusive nature and temper. Usually taking just one photo can take a lot of time but it is very exciting and fascinating. Since I began doing this it takes me everywhere and it means I don’t have to sit in an office all day.
Absolutely captivating, enjoy!
1. This cat clearly enjoys keeping up with the latest events as it reads a newspaper over dinner.
2. Russian photographer Svetlana Valyiskaya poses up common pets in a range of human situations — such as this weightlifting hamster.
3. A cat poses up as if it is going through the daily chore of hanging out the washing to dry.
4. Making all the costumes and designing the scenes herself, the photographer’s work has become a sensation in her native Russia.
5. After a hard day at work, this cat is taking a bit of time out to catch up on the latest headlines.
6. A couple of dogs enjoy a relaxing time in this unique series of images.
7. Ms. Valyiskaya said she loves ‘to devise and make costumes, dresses, hats, shirts and jackets’.
8. Ms. Valyiskaya, 27, from St. Petersburg, first started taking pictures of animals following a long day at the office. Pictured is a cat enjoying corn on the cob.
9. A cat catches some rays while enjoying a plate of seafood.
10. Ms. Valyiskaya said she has ‘many ideas that I want to bring to life but to get the animals to pose for pictures is difficult, each animal has an exclusive nature and temper’.
11. A cat poses in a football top alongside a ball and a Russian flag.
12. A cat appears to lick its lips in anticipation of getting stuck into a chicken drumstick.
13. Ms. Valyiskaya’s well-behaved subjects can be seen in this colorful collection of pictures she has been putting together for the past six years.
Source: The Mail Online.
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