When the humans are away, the dogs come out to play. At least that’s the concept for photographer Maija Astikainen‘s project, ‘One-Dog Policy.’
For several years, the artist has been shooting puppers’ portraits in their homes in Helsinki and Madrid “as though they were owners of the house,” she wrote on Bored Panda. According to her post, the goal of the series is to highlight the similarities between dogs and humans in how both species think and act.
Astikainen’s series is a unique expression of the humanization of our household pets, specifically our “furry babies,” as she calls them. “Simultaneously they represent fragments of wild nature in our homes,” she writes, “and humanlike creatures just like us.”
As you might imagine, getting the dogs to stay still is a difficult feat for Astikainen. She attributes any and all cooperation on set to delicious treats.
To view more of Astikainen’s ‘One-Dog Policy’ and her other work, check out her website here.
Featured image via Maija Astikainen
H/T to Bored Panda