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Photographer Depicts His Little Dog’s Larger-Than-Life Personality In Hilarious Series

by Laura Caseley
Laura is a writer, illustrator, and artist living in New York City.

If you have a tiny dog, you know that their physical size is usually no indicator of the size of their personality.

Sometimes the tiniest dogs have the biggest personalities!

That’s definitely the case with Vivian. Vivian is a miniature dachshund who lives with her human, photographer, illustrator, and writer Mitch Boyer.

Naturally, she’s the perfect model and muse, but Boyer wanted to capture the sheer scale of her personality a little better.

So how to do that while still capturing her perfectly sweet face? Boyer turned to the magic of Photoshop to tweak his photos into something great.

Like the photographer who created magical, storybook-like photos by making his dog larger than life, Boyer captured Vivian’s personality by making her giant!

The duo lives in New York City, and recently moved to Brooklyn. Boyer is photographing their life there, and putting together a book called Vivian the Dog Moves to Brooklyn, which you can support on Kickstarter.

Check out some of Boyer’s great shots below, and see how big Vivian’s personality really is!

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This is Vivian the dog in actual size.

As you can see, she doesn’t have a large physical stature, but she more than makes up for that in personality.

Her human — photographer, illustrator, and writer Mitch Boyer — wanted to capture just how big she really was.

He started creating these photos, where he used digital editing software to blow Vivian up to an enormous size, and place her in funny situations around their Brooklyn home.

He’s putting them all together in a book called Vivian the Dog Moves to Brooklyn, and follows her adventures as she adjusts to life in Brooklyn.

And that means a lot of snoozing.

And a lot of exploring the city’s picturesque areas.

But the book isn’t just going to be a bunch of cute, silly photos. Boyer wants to use it as a tool to help children cope with the anxieties that can come with moving.

Vivian’s adventures, he hopes, will help kids feel more comfortable with the transition.

In the book, Vivian is disappointed to find out she’s the only six-foot weenie dog in New York City, but she soon learns to adjust and make new friends along the way.

This one probably won’t go into the book, but it’s pretty great!

It’s also an early example of Boyer’s experiments with photo editing.

In reality, Vivian adjusted to her move to Brooklyn quite well, and is enjoying all the friends she’s making.

And at any size, she’s extremely photogenic.

You can see more of her adventures on her Facebook and Instagram pages, and you can check out Boyer’s other work on his website. And if you like, you can also grab a copy of the upcoming book via Kickstarter.

If you agree that big personality can come in small packages, please SHARE this little big dog!