PHOTOS: He found inspiration in his blank walls and his best friend and started snapping photos

posted by LS -

When his wife left him on his 30th birthday, she took EVERYTHING. Everything except their bull terrier, Jimmy Choo.

"With only Jimmy for company, I found inspiration in my blank walls and my best friend and started snapping photos of Jimmy Choo as he trotted and cavorted around the house in glee. When Jimmy collapsed in  happy exhaustion next to the white wall, I grabbed a marker and drew a new world around my ginger-eared pup. Suddenly I felt this long-dormant inspiration for drawing - for art, for life - returning," says Rafael Mantesso. 

Rafael has created a whole series and even has a book! Check out a few of Rafael's photos below, and follow him on Instagram for more fun photos of Jimmy.  

We were invited by @parismusees to interpret one of their famous works of art. "The Animal Monstrueux gardien de tombe" Here's what we did. To see the original go to my Facebook, link in my bio. #ParallelesParisMusees __ a gente foi convidado pelo @parismusees para reproduzir uma de suas obras famosas (Animal Monstrueux gardien de tombe) eis aqui a nossa versão. Para ver a original acessem meu facebook no link do meu perfil. #ParallelesParisMusees

A post shared by rafael mantesso (@rafaelmantesso) on

THIS IS THE BEST NEWS OF THE YEAR!!!! Remember last years Jimmy's campaign to feed shelter dogs? Well @pedigree_adotar and @somospetz decided to embrace the cause. Today we are very proud to announce the first step to this big journey to find a home for every abandoned little animal. 10% of every product @pedigree_adotar purchased on Wednesdays on @somospetz stores, will be donated to @associacaomaxmello, friends of Jimmy! We will keep reminding you guys about this partnership. The kick of will be this Sunday (22/05) at @somospetz Marginal's store, at 2:00pm. Jimmy and I will be there to greet and kiss you all. As you all know, Jimmy changed my life, and now, is time for us to change the life of others. ___ ESTA EH A MELHOR NOTICIA DO ANO!!! Lembram ano passado quando o Jimmy fez um apelo às marcas de ração para alimentar cães abandonados?!? Pois é, o pedido do Jimmy foi atendido pela @pedigree_adotar e pela @somospetz. É com muito orgulho que a gente anuncia hoje o primeiro passo dessa jornada de achar um lar pra cada bichinho abandonado. 10% todos os produtos @pedigree_adotar comprados as quartas-feiras nas lojas @somospetz serao doados para a @associacaomaxmello, amiga do jimmy! nos estaremos aqui sempre lembrando voces desta parceria. O pontape inicial sera neste domingo (22/5) na loja @somospetz da Marginal as 14h. Jimmy e eu estaremos la pra dar um abraço em voces. Como voces sabem, o jimmy mudou a minha vida, agora chegou a hora de mudar a vida de mais gente! #todospormenos1 #allforminus1 #Pedigree #SomosLoucosPorCachorro #CachorroÉTudoDeBom #somospetz #petz #adotepetz #apaixonadosporpetz

A post shared by rafael mantesso (@rafaelmantesso) on

Only 4 days to vote for the people's choice of the Webby Awards. And if it wasn't important, I promise you I'll never ask for your vote. If you already voted, please do it again, if you didn't, go to the link in my bio here and vote for Jimmy! ____ faltam 4 dias pro final da votaçao do Webby Awards e se o voto de vocês não fosse importante eu nao ficaria pedindo. Mesmo quem já votou, consegue votar de novo. Vota no Jimmy? o link ta na minha bio aqui.

A post shared by rafael mantesso (@rafaelmantesso) on

Then you wake up in the morning and find out that your dog is one of the finalists for the Webby Awards (the Oscar, the Grammy of the Internet). After finally caching my breath, call my parents and all my friends to beg for their vote, I'm here to share with you guys this great news and tell you how happy I am. And of corse ask for your vote. The link is in my bio. Thank you very much for all the support. ___ ai voce acorda de manha e descobre que seu cachorro esta como finalista em duas categorias do webby awards (eh o oscar, o grammy da internet). depois de ficar sem folego, ligar pros meus pais e meus amigos, pedir o voto deles, eu to aqui antes de mais nada para compartilhar essa alegria com vocês e pedir que votem no jimmy. o link esta na minha bio

A post shared by rafael mantesso (@rafaelmantesso) on

A post shared by rafael mantesso (@rafaelmantesso) on

Comments

#TRENDING

#TRENDING

Want to know more about #TRENDING? Get their official bio, social pages & articles on Alice 95.5 - More Music. More Variety.! Read more

title

Content Goes Here

This ad will close in X seconds.