Photographer Photoshops Her Beloved Dog’s Face Onto Images of Pop Culture Icons

Photographer Olivia Lazer reimagines celebrities, television shows, and moments in history with the help of her Shiba Inu, Zelda. The captivating pooch adds an amusing, absurdist touch to iconic images and people, with her face now fused onto their human bodies. Thanks to Lazer’s keen digital skills—part of her career involves retouching—the seamless portraits take on a whole new meaning with Zelda’s strawberry-blonde snout.

David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Beyonce, and even the Golden Girls have been adapted to fit Lazer’s vision, which is part homage to Zelda as well as the moments and memories these photos represent. “I follow History in Pics on Facebook,” she explained on Reddit, “which shares a lot of great old photos, so whenever I see one pop up in my feed that I like, I pull it up in Photoshop and then browse my doggo [Zelda] library for a face that matches.”

Lazer’s series is ongoing, and she chronicles them all through Zelda’s Instagram, @zeldaboom. Follow along to see what she’ll become next!

Zelda: Instagram | Tumblr
Olivia Lazer: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Reddit

via [Reddit]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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