Madonna, the Queen of Pop is an iconic figure in pop music. The American singer-songwriter is an inspiration for many and also the fourth-best-selling music artist in the whole world.
The life of an icon like Madonna is celebrated by many people worldwide in their own ways. She’s not just an iconic musician but also a famous actress and a famed model.
She’s been running the pop scene since the 1980s and at 59 looks like she isn’t slowing down any time soon.
Over the years, Madonna has pushed the boundaries in the mainstream music with her controversial lyrical contents as well and visual imagery in her music videos.
But she’s not only famous for her controversial music but also the iconic photos that she’s taken over the years.
Be it her album covers, single covers, or magazine covers, Madonna has taken some amazing photos that have become an inspiration for many photographers to recreate.
And another name added to the long list of photographers inspired to recreate Madonna’s iconic photographs is a French photographer Vincent Flouret.
But unlike other photographers, Vincent’s photos come with a twist.
Instead of using human models, Flouret uses his dog, that’s right his dog.
The model featured in all of Vincent’s pictures is his 6-year-old pup who goes by the name “Maxdonna”.
Meet Maxdonna, the New Sensation.
Vincent, who’s from Paris, started styling Max as the Queen of Pop after he volunteered with City Shelters in LA, where he was taking pictures and portraits of canines to help them get adopted.
He took the marvelousness of his standard model subjects and connected them to best bud, Max as in Maxdonna.
From that point forward, this beautiful and creative pair has been recreating some of the most iconic music video scenes and album covers by Madonna – from works of art like ‘Good ‘ol fashioned’ to the later ‘Hung Up’ music video.
“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.”
This is something he does besides his usual fashion photography work. And Max as his model is an excellent volunteer as he enjoys taking pictures and is an absolute natural with the poses.
“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.”
Furthermore, the best thing is that Vincent’s photographs aren’t simply show-stoppers all by themselves – they have a charitable perspective to them as well. Any cash produced using the sold prints of Maxdonna are being given to the real Madonna’s charity, Raising Malawi, which helps vulnerable children and orphans in the African nation.
So what does the real Queen of Pop thinks about the Queen of Pup? The word is, she loves it. In fact, she shared one of the pictures on her Instagram.
Now that Vincent and Max have gotten the seal of approval from the Queen herself, we hope to see some more creative works from the duo in the future.