Power pop legends The dB’s once wrote a classic song called “Amplifier,” about a guy whose girlfriend broke up with him and took everything he owned — his car, his bike, his checks, the soda in the fridge — and left him with nothing but his amplifier. The song doesn’t end well. But when Rafael Mantesso’s wife went that route, leaving him and taking everything, including the furniture, the Brazilian artist grabbed his Bull Terrier and his camera and went to work.
Mantesso drew on the walls of that empty apartment to design fantastic landscapes, costumes and situations for Jimmy Choo, the dog, according to his website, Jimmy the Bull. He showcases his artwork on one of the most beautiful and creative Instagram feeds out there and has since designed (and Jimmy has starred in) a series of illustrations for Jimmy Choo, the brand. A book of some of his favorite photographs is due out in September.
Until then, here are a few pics to tide you over.
If it were possible to L more than O, this dog could do it.
Do you even lift, bro?
Dream big, fellas.
Sorry, Snoopy. No vacancy.
OK, Jimmy, let’s see your tongue.
Punk’s not dead.
Jimmy definitely has more game than the Tramp.