French photographer Vincent Flouret has been working on an incredible photo series called Maxdonna.
The series features Flouret’s 6-year-old golden retriever-labrador mix, Max, recreating some of Madonna‘s most iconic music video scenes and album covers. Flouret got inspiration for the project from his work volunteering with City Shelters in L.A. He was shooting studio portraits of shelter dogs to help them find furever homes. Used to shooting A-list celebs like Brad Pitt and Natalie Portman, Flouret says Max is a natural.
Flouret also makes sure Max is comfortable on the shoots.
“He is my priority,” Vincent told Bored Panda. “Everything is like a game for him so yes, for example, if he needs a hat for a picture, I buy it weeks before and we play with it like if it’s one of his pet toys. And so, it’s ‘normal’ and fun for him when we shoot for real weeks later.”
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The resemblance between Max and Madonna is uncanny. His long, flowing hair mimics the Queen of Pop’s surprisingly well, and Max has nailed Madonna’s confidence with sultry over-the-shoulder glances.
The profit from Maxdonna will be donated to Madonna’s charity Raising Malawi, dedicated to improving the lives of orphans in Malawi.
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“I am a big fan of Madonna, these pictures I’m doing with Max are tributes to artists that I love and respect. It’s a break between my commercial work, that is bringing me to the simple pleasure of pure creation, love, and happiness.”
‘MAXDONNA – THE CORSET’ ✨ My beloved dog giving his best as if @madonna in Jean-Paul Gaultier corset, shot by Jean-Baptiste Mondino for Harper’s Bazaar. 💛 This photo and others will be shown in Arles, July 2nd – August 16th as part of my “MAXDONNA” exhibition at @lagencearlesienne Very limited signed prints will be sold and all benefits will be donated to Madonna’s charity @raisingmalawi 📷 by me ©️ Vincent Flouret. Paris, 2018. #Maxdonna #jpgaultier #iconic #corset #madonna #tribute #raisingmalawi #charity #exhibition #arles2018 #art #photography #home #love #happiness #vincentflouret
‘MAXDONNA – HUNG UP’ My beloved dog giving his best as if @madonna shot by Johan Renck on her “Hung up” music video ✨🐶💛 These photos and others will be shown in Arles, July 2nd – August 16th as part of my “MAXDONNA” exhibition at @lagencearlesienne Very limited signed prints will be sold and all benefits will be donated to Madonna’s charity @raisingmalawi HUGE THANKS TO @johnnollet for the SO perfect hair! 😘 📷 by me ©️ Vincent Flouret. Paris, 2018. #Maxdonna #hungup #madonna #tribute #charity #exhibition #arles2018 #art #photography #home #love #happiness #vincentflouret
Madonna herself has even reposted Max’s Like a Virgin recreation on her Instagram. “She posted the ‘Like a Virgin’ cover on her Instagram. I was like a kid when I discovered it!”
It wasn’t a small project for Flouret, either. “These pictures, between the shoots, the homemade costumes, the training took me 8 months to do.”