How would you feel if someone told you that you and your dog look the same? Scary similarities between canines and their owners are almost a guarantee, according to science. And now a London photographer is on the mission to share how adorable strange these similarities really are!
Do we really look like our pets?
Some people may not find it flattering to be told that they just look like their dogs. However, many animals seem to take on the look of their humans. Recently, a photographer set out to prove the ancient myth that owners resemble their pets to be undeniably true. He was more than successful, and the results of his experiment are as breathtaking as they are cute!
Gerrard Gethings: Animal Photographer Extraordinaire
Gerrard Gethings is a well-known animal photographer from East London. Gethings has photographed a variety of fascinating motifs, from pigeons to bumblebees to donkeys. Of the animals he photographs, Gethings admits, "I have never discovered a single interest in photography." Still, he photographed a series of majestic creatures. He recently integrated people into a new, adorable project!
A unique experiment to reveal the truth
In 2008, Gethings adopted a little terrier called Baxter, and the puppy made him fall in love with photographing animals. Is there a better way to appreciate the race that motivated it first, rather than focusing on the unique relationship between canines and their owners? In an attempt to prove that humans and their pets resemble each other, Gethings began photographing a number of dedicated dog owners and their canines. The resulting pictures were not only gorgeous – they were very accurate!
More sinister than you can imagine
Under the Instagram hashtag #dooyoulooklikeyourdog Gethings has uploaded his beautiful and spooky collection. Of course, the Internet has fallen in love with the amazing similarities between the dogs and the owners he photographed. Can you deal with the similarities in his series? The colors? The smile? Fur and hair? While science has said that pet owners are more likely to pick creatures that are similar to them, Gethings believes everything is a matter of ego.
Gethings accept the reason
"I suspect, if we have beauty in one dog"We're probably pointing one finger at ourselves," Gethings said. "It's subconscious, but still." Even Gething admits his puppy is sharing his light brown hair and beard! Whether you are a dog lover or not, you can not deny the amazing similarities between the owners and the canines in Gethings expansive series!