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This Photographer Transforms His Dog Into Different Animals Every Holiday Season


'little nipper'

Bristol, England-based photographer Peter Thorpe has a special treat for his clients every holiday season. For the past 20 years, he has sent hilarious promo Christmas cards featuring his dogs as different animals in elaborate handmade scenes.

What’s interesting about Thorpe’s images is that, through the years, he has continued to create the scenes using sets and props rather than digital trickery in Photoshop.

Here’s a collection of photos that have appeared on his cards over the years:

Dogkey 2007

Penguin 2011

Sheep dog 2010

Dog Roast 2009

Cameldog 2006


'Bah Humbug' 2012

As a bonus, here are some behind-the-scenes shots showing how elaborate the sets and props have been:





You can find more of Thorpe’s work by visiting his website and blog.

Image credit: Photographs by Peter Thorpe and used with permission