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    Posted on May 13, 2018

    These Revealing Photos Of Good Dogs Show Their True Inner Selves

    By pairing each dog with objects that are specific to their lifestyles, these portraits let you see the real pup behind the picture.

    Los Angeles lifestyle and dog photographer Alicia Rius has spent her career finding new ways to capture the unique personalities of the animals she photographs.

    Her new "A Dog's Life" series does that in a surprising and effective way: By immersing the viewer in the dog's own world through the lens of objects and possessions that closely reflect his or her personality.

    Just like people, dogs form attachments to the objects that fill up their lives, and the way they interact with those objects provides an insight into each pup's lifestyle and personality that goes beyond anything a traditional portrait could accomplish.

    Bear – The Neurotic

    Alicia Rius / Via Instagram: @aliciariusphoto

    Defining personality trait: Channeling his frustration by chewing EVERYTHING.

    Marmaduke – The Stray

    Alicia Rius / Via Instagram: @aliciariusphoto

    Defining personality trait: Marmaduke is a scavenger, whose hard-knock life on the streets before his rescue has made him who he is.

    P.S. Marmaduke is up for adoption!!

    Knuckles – The Fetcher

    Alicia Rius / Via Instagram: @aliciariusphoto

    Defining personality trait: Knuckles is an achiever and his goal in life is to fetch ALL THE THINGS.

    Magda – The Senior

    Alicia Rius / Via Instagram: @aliciariusphoto

    Defining personality trait: Magda is full of love and optimism in spite of the difficult journey she has had through illness and abandonment before finding a loving home.

    Lola Rose – The Princess

    Alicia Rius / Via Instagram: @aliciariusphoto

    Defining personality trait: Lola is a Princess and a beloved only child in her family, and she acts like it.

    Zig – The Best in Show

    Alicia Rius / Via Instagram: @aliciariusphoto

    Defining personality trait: Zig is a perfectionist, an overachiever, and a competitor who spends his days competing in dog shows.

    CREW

    Photographer: Prop Buyer & Stylist: Alicia Rius (Instagram: @aliciariusphoto)

    Prop Stylist Assistant: Emily Baker

    Digital Technician & Lighting Assistant: Alex Kapustin from Rig Studio L.A

    Animal Handler: Rachael Green (Hollywood Animals)

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