From hugely popular photographer Andy Seliverstoff of St. Petersburg, Russia, comes this utterly charming collection of just what the title says — little kids and the big dogs they love.
Through the prism of Seliverstoff’s magic lens, impossibly big dogs (Great Danes, Saint Bernards, Leonbergers, Newfoundlands, Irish Wolfhounds, to name a few) and some rare ones (like Komondorok and Bracchi Italiani) telegraph the special relationships they have with the children in their lives.
“In the end, I hope the photos convey this important message: Love for dogs and children makes people kinder,” Seliverstoff says.
Hardcover: 134 pages
Publisher: Revodana Publishing (January 10, 2017)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
More than 25 years ago, a long-haired St. Bernard came into my life. Dogs never live as long as we want them to, and after saying goodbye I couldn’t imagine myself without an animal in the house. That’s how Great Danes came into our home.
Last summer, some good friends asked me to shoot their toddler on a walk. We agreed to meet at a neighborhood park, and they arrived at the shoot with not just their daughter, but with their dog as well – a fawn Great Dane.
So we decided not just to photograph 2-year-old Alice, but Alice and her dog, too.
That is how the “Little Kids and Their Big Dogs” book was born.
The main goal of the shoots in this series was not just to create beautiful pictures, but to capture and transmit the interaction between the children and the animals. This state of endless joy and mutual confidence has become the central idea of the “Little Kids and Their Big Dogs” book.
The work in this series has evolved rapidly, as I’ve sought out and photographed the best possible representatives of many of these large breeds. “Little Kids and Their Big Dogs” was released as a hard-cover book in January 2017 by Revodana Publishing. And I am already at work on the second volume, which will be released in the latter half of 2017.
In the end, I hope the photos convey this important message: Love for dogs and children makes people kinder.