Children’s Best Friends Are So Special

Andy Seliverstoff is a 58-year-old professional photographer
from St. Petersburg, Russia.

 

A few years ago some of Seliverstoff’s friends asked him to
take photos of their daughter Alice in a pari. They had their
gigantic Great Dane, Sean, with them, so they decided to
incorporate him into the photos. After seeing the results,
he knew he was on to something special.
Seliverstoff did another shoot with a child featuring big dogs,
and told BuzzFeed News that he was “deeply touched” by the
work. That was four years ago and he’s been a dog photographer
ever since.

 

The project has become his passion, which he chronicles in a
book call “Little Kids and Their Dogs.”

 

All of the photos are taken in St. Petersburg. Its extensive
parks and colder climate help create some spectacular shots.

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He also tries to ensure that the photos are taken where the
dogs commonly walk and play with children in familiar
surroundings so they are as natural as possible

Andy Seliverstoff says that most of the subjects in his photos
are either children or grandchildren of people in his friend circle.
He said that it’s rare that people acquire big dogs while they
have young kids, so most of these dogs were with the families
before they had they children.

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The photos depict the interactions between cute kids and these
very gentle giants.

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Andy Seliverstoff said the goal of the series wasn’t just to
create beautiful pictures, but to capture the interaction between
the children and the animals.

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The overall message he’s trying to get across, he said, is simple:
“Love for dogs and children makes people kinder.”

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