All About Cats - Pawtraits
By Daily Mail Reporter - Last updated at 11:42 AM on 10th November 2011
Avast, me hearties, it’s the Purr-ates Of The Caribbean — and this one looks as though he’s more likely to eat sparrows than star as the legendary Captain Jack. This collection of celebrity pawtraits is a sequel to one we featured in the Mail last year, and is packed with pets in star poses.
The images are devised by a firm called Takkoda, which photographs the animals, capturing their natural expressions before dressing them up digitally to create their iconic personalities. Obviously the celebs the images are based on have had no involvement in their design — and rest assured, no animals were harmed in the making of this feature. The images are also used in a range of greeting cards and novelty presents.
So if your cat is a fan of Johnny Depp or your dog is into the A-Team, the new book Famous Faces is now available.
Chews Brothers - The Chews Brothers: Elwood's a hip cat and Jake's a low-down dog / Gaga - A bit of ruff: Lady Gaga was certainly not Born This Way
Clint and Austin - Clint: He’s the man who shot my Paw while this Austin Powers lookalike is groovy baby / Jack - Puur-ates Of The Caribbean: This moggy looks more likely to eat sparrows than star as the legendary Captain Jack
Mr T and Wiggy - Mister T-Bone: This dog was in the A-Team as B.A Bark-cus, while Wiggy Stardust was the Leader of The Guinea Pigs From Mars
Wills and Catherine - Getting hutched: Prince William and Kate Middleton's big day / Edna - Hello possum: No it's Dame Edna, darlings
Captions for animal(s) not shown:
Cover and Lagerfeld - Designer dog: Karl Lurcher-feld. All the pictures contained in this article can be found in the book Famous Faces, pictured right, which is on sale now, priced at £19.95
© Famous Faces - Takkoda, published by teNeues, www.teneues.com. Photo © 2010 Takkoda.
These are real pets, not real celebrities. The well-known individuals have not had any involvement in the creation of the images and they have not approved them, nor has their approval been sought for the publication of these images.
Original Source : Daily Mail
Review and Product Description from Amazon:
Unusual and hilarious - Digital SLR Photography, Sept 2011
Product Description - The name Takkoda is derived from the Sioux word meaning 'Friend to all'. The company was started by two couples with a love of animals; who see pets as being big personalities, not as 'chocolate box' images. Takkoda is all about funny images of our favourite friends. They photograph real pets in their homes and capture their natural expressions in their natural state! Later they develop their characters by dressing them up digitally to bring out their iconic personalities.