PUPS AND PAGEANT COLLIDE IN THIS PHOTO SERIES.
Kendra dos Remedios photographic series, Best in Show, explore the eerily paralleled aesthetic into the competitive worlds of preened dogs and manicured girls.
The idea for the project was sparked when the photographer spotted a show dog strutting its stuff in much the same manner as a model…
She was intrigued by all the people involved in dog shows, and how they’re both hilarious yet bothersome in a strange way. The entire concept, she observed, was uncannily close to that of children’s beauty pageants. So she linked the two worlds together, studying how sociologically similar they are, investigating and capturing the rivalrous nature of each sphere.
The resulting images are a joy to behold: Lavender-dressed grandmothers cradling tiny dogs are pitted against young pageants rocking their stuffed toys, alongside pink gowns and glittering crowns.