Suddenly finding himself divorced and stuck with an empty house, Rafael Mantesso turns to man’s best friend for therapy. Drawing inspiration from the bare walls around his home and his 5 year old bull terrier, Jimmy Choo, his first picture was the dog’s hand in his as a way to demonstrate the friendship shared between them. Using his white walls as canvas, he puts Jimmy in a variety of rib-tickling situations such as boozing, singing into a hand-drawn mic, and getting his mug shot taken. Mantesso admits that the project has been therapeutic for him but his motivation doesn’t stop there. He hopes to raise awareness that despite the popular belief, bull terriers can be lovable pets: “I think they are an amazing breed – behavior, personality, the love they demonstrate to their owner and especially their aesthetics.”
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