giant dachshund ‘moves to brooklyn’ in this absurdly out-of-proportion photo series




every year, over 5.5 million children between the ages of one and nine move to a new home in the united states alone. as away to ease the transition for kids who relocate, mitch boyer has realized the book ‘vivian the dog moves to brooklyn’, sharing the story of a giant dog who moves to the city. in the 32 page publication, a sequence of images depict a six-foot tall dachshund walking alongside her ‘human’, passing by familiar sights and scenes from the new york skyline. 

the project is meant as away to ease the transition for kids who relocate 




as vivian is not actually 6 feet tall in real life, boyer manipulates each photo using the same techniques as movies with visual effects. the compositions commence with a sketch or storyboard of the scene. this initial step is usually very basic — sometimes just a few scribbles to quickly illustrate the idea. next, boyer plans the photo shoot, as some shots require actors, props, camera equipment and lights. finally, as most of the pictures are a composite of multiple photos, the former VFX artist digitally stitches the images together, forming absurdly out-of-proportions iterations of reality. 


vivian the dog moves to brooklyn‘ is currently seeking funding on kickstarter to be made into a children’s book. 

vivian the dog moves to brooklyn mitch boyer
‘vivian the dog moves to brooklyn’ tells the story of a giant dog who moves to the city

vivian ventures onto the new york city subway system

the giant dachshund emerges from the ‘L’ train station  

the oversized vivian takes the sun on a brooklyn beach

vivian the dog moves to brooklyn mitch boyer
the sequence of images depict a six-foot tall dachshund walking alongside her ‘human’

vivian the dog moves to brooklyn mitch boyer
the digital artist manipulates each photo using the same techniques as movies

vivian the dog moves to brooklyn mitch boyer
the photos form absurdly out-of-proportions iterations of reality

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