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A Guy And His Dog Are The Most Creative Team On Instagram

"He's my best friend and companion."

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Rafael Mantesso and his dog, Jimmy Choo, are the best of friends.

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Jimmy Choo also happens to be Rafael's model and muse.

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"I'd just divorced my then-wife, who took all the furniture when she moved out," said Mantesso, in an email to BuzzFeed.

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"I was left with an empty house and white walls. And of course my dog, Jimmy."

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"One day, I was playing with him when this picture happened. It was a moment of complete affection and friendship, captured in a snapshot."

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"And that was the beginning of the evolution of my ideas. Shooting Jimmy against a white background (floor or wall) and illustrating various situations and interactions involving him."

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"Jimmy isn't just loyal and friendly, he also loves being a model."

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"He's the best art partner one could ever ask for."

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Mantesso says that he illustrates first and then has Jimmy pose accordingly.

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He also says that it's very easy to photograph Jimmy.

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"When I say, 'Stay' he listens and stays still so that I can get the shot."

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"I've always loved drawing and painting," says Mantesso.

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"Having Jimmy be a part of it though, makes it better!"

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"He's just my best friend and companion."

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