Pit bulls tend to get a bad rap in popular culture, usually being portrayed as ferocious and aggressive beasts. Sophie Gamand, a U.S.-based French photographer, has set out to change all that by photographing pitbulls posed with beautiful hippie flower crowns.

Her photo series, entitled, “Flower Power, Pit Bulls of the Revolution,” aims to show the sweeter side of these oft-misunderstood animals.

The models in Gamand’s photos are just a few of the dogs looking for homes at three rescue groups in New York. The proceeds from photo print sales will go to these shelters as well!

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Cali

Image Credits: Sean Casey rescue

Minnie

Image Credits: Sean Casey rescue

Baby

Image Credits: Sean Casey rescue

Rex

Image Credits: Sean Casey rescue

Sweetheart

Image Credits: Second Chance rescue

Fancy

Image Credits: Second Chance rescue

Jellybean

Image Credits: Sean Casey rescue

Regina

Image Credits: Sean Casey rescue

Erica

Image Credits: Sean Casey rescue

Athena

Image Credits: Sean Casey rescue

Lucy

Image Credits: Animal Haven

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