Delicate and detailed, the tiny floral tattoos of Toronto-based artist Lindsay Asselstine are whimsical works of art. Asselstine—who goes by Lindsay April on social media—is known for her simple, sketch-like style and nature-inspired pieces, ranging from miniature portraits of pets and animals to dainty depictions of flowers and foliage. As an artist at Toronto’s Golden Iron Tattoo Studio, April is often commissioned for her expertly executed flora-and-fauna creations.
Is it just us or do most of these dogs look incredibly serious? Hamburg, Germany-based photographer Ralph Hargarten is behind this intriguing new series called A Dog’s Life where he’s shot portraits of dogs with facial expressions we often attribute to humans. Set against a simple black background, each of the dogs lets his own personality shine through. (Love the suspicious-looking pug, above.)
“Greta, Fay, Jannis, Clinton and so on,” Hargarten states. “Most dogs have human names, so why not shooting them like humans. In my pictures I tried to catch different expressions as I would do with people as well. These are the results.”
Of course, if you want to see cute dogs in hilarious, human-like situations you can always check out these by Ron Schmidt.