Vincent Flouret, a French fashion photographer from Paris, has been working on a project recently that is very close to his heart; it features his beloved dog, 6-year-old Max. Vincent began doing photoshoots with his pet after volunteering with City Shelters in L.A, where he was making studio portraits of dogs to help them get adopted. He took the glamour of his usual subjects, high-fashion models, and transferred it over to his best buddy Max, and it turns out that he’s just a natural!
“He is my priority,” Vincent said. “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.”
Now Vincent and Max have recreated iconic music video scenes and album covers by Madonna, in a project he has called “Maxdonna.” Max slays it as The Queen Of Pop, his flowing locks artfully styled as he wears that iconic Jean-Paul Gaultier corset, looks ready to shoot for the “Hung up” music video, and even recreates the “True Blue” album cover. “These pictures, between the shoots, the homemade costumes, the training took me 8 months to do,” Vincent told us. “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.”
The best thing about this project is that it includes a charitable aspect. The money collected from the sold prints of “Maxdonna” will be donated to Madonna’s charity Raising Malawi, which aims to improve the lives of orphans and vulnerable children in Malawi. And what about Madonna herself? Has she seen Vincent and Max’s amazing tribute? “Yes! She posted the ‘Like a Virgin’ cover on her Instagram. I was like a kid when I discovered it!
Scroll down below to see Max in action, and let us know what you think in the comments!
1 Ray Of Light Album Cover
3 “Music” Single Cover
5 “Hung Up” Music Video
7 “Like A Virgin” Album Cover
9 “Material Girl” Music Video