A dog-loving Brazilian man has created a series of clever artworks in which his adorable bull terrier Jimmy Choo stars in a variety of quirky poses.
Rafael Mantesso, who lives in the municipality of Carangola, spends much of his spare time taking photographs of the five-year-old dog, who he positions alongside cartoons he has drawn.
The result is dozens of hilarious images in which Jimmy Choo appears to be taking part in all manner of unusual activities - ranging from police line-ups to fashion parades and karaoke competitions.
Mr Mantesso, 31, said was first inspired to take the quirky pictures when he found himself living alone in a flat without any furniture after going through a divorce.
Superdog! In this comedy artwork, Jimmy Choo is made to appear to be flying over skyscrapers while wearing a Superman cape. In fact he is lying on the floor and has simply been cleverly positioned on top of cartoon drawn by his owner
Quirky: Rafael Mantesso (right) encourages his adorable English Bull terrier Jimmy Choo to pose with his hand-drawn artworks, such as this clever re-imagining of the iconic promotional poster for the movie Jaws (left)
Joke: Jimmy Choo is pictured wearing a fake Nirvana T-shirt, which actually shows the 90s pop band Hanson
No shame: Jimmy Choo loves being the centre of attention, according to his owner Rafael Mantesso
Dressing up: Rafael Mantesso describes Jimmy Choo as his best friend and says he loves photographing him
Speaking about how he took up his unusual hobby, Mr Mantesso said: 'After my divorce all I had was Jimmy, and blank empty walls. I realised they made a great white canvas background for light-hearted pictures with Jimmy as the star.'
The images he has taken include Jimmy Choo posed as an angel, counting sheep while sleeping and standing in a mock police mug shot - all of which are completed with Mr Mantesso's cartoon editing.
Having taken the photographs, the co-founder of a gastronomy institute then posts them on the image-sharing social media site Instagram.
Mr Mantesso says Jimmy Choo is more than happy to strike all many of unusual poses as he simply enjoys being the centre of his owner's attention.
Angel: Jimmy Choo poses on his back, having being cleverly placed on top of a artwork drawn by his owner
Strike a pose: Rafeal Mantesso was first inspired to take the quirky pictures when he found himself in an empty flat with no furniture after he went through a divorce
Adorable: Rafael Mantesso says he likes to take pictures of Jimmy Choo interacting with every day items, such as this red suitcase (left). He also enjoys putting different illustrations in his quirky shots (right)
Crooner: In this cleverly constructed image, a yawning Jimmy Choo appears to be singing into a microphone
Rafael Mantesso has had a great response to his work. 'People ultimately love Jimmy and love dogs,' he says
Describing his creative process, Mr Mantesso said: 'I like to take pictures of Jimmy interacting with things from every day life and as I love to draw I like to put different illustrations in the shots.'
'Taking pictures and creating art with Jimmy is my hobby, but it's so great that I have to time to play with Jimmy, who is my best friend,' he added.
One of Mr Mantesso's main motivations for taking the photographs is to prove to people that, contrary to their reputation, the bull terrier is a 'lovely and inspirational' breed of dog.
He says his unique artworks have already gathered a firm following of Instagram and he has even started receiving requests for various scenarios that he and Jimmy Choo may want to consider.
'I have had a great response to my work- people ultimately love Jimmy and love dogs,' he said.
He's innocent! Rafael has made Jimmy Choo pose for a bank robbery mugshot in this well-crafted picture
Changing places: Jimmy Choo's owner says photographing the dog has helped him get over his divorce
Sweet dreams: In this adorable image a sleeping Jimmy Choo is made to look as if he is counting sheep
Why so glum? Jimmy Choo appears to be sulking on the sofa as cartoons drawn by his owner look on
Rafael Mantesso says fans of his artwork have even requested different poses for Jimmy Choo to strike
Relaxing: Rafael Mantesso says taking pictures and creating art with Jimmy Choo is his hobby - adding that it is great to be able to spend so much time with his pet bull terrier
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