Artist Captures Adorable Rat Portraits To Improve Their Bad Reputation

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French illustrator, photographer, and graphic designer Diane Özdamar has captured these adorable rat portraits to improve their bad reputation. This project is titled; Fancy Rats – A Collection of Domestic Rats Portraits and no rats were harmed during the photo shoots.


As far as I can remember I have always loved rats and any rodent people would call “pest”. When I first got pet rats, I was thrilled to discover they were so clean, smart and affectionate, very far from the nasty dirty rat myth most people believe in.


Adorable Rat Portraits


Thus, I decided to rescue and foster abandoned and abused rats until I could find them a forever home. This led me to take pictures of them: finding a home to a rat is not an easy task since they suffer from a very bad reputation and I had to make their cute personalities stand out so people would consider adopting them.


Adorable Rat Portraits


Some of the rats you can see here were mine, others were rats I fostered, and some belonged to my friends. Most of these pictures (plus many more not shown here) have been exhibited for the last 5 years at the “Animal Expo” show in Paris, where people can meet a team of animal rights activists and volunteers to get information about rodents and exotic pets maintenance.


Adorable Rat Portraits

Adorable Rat Portraits

Adorable Rat Portraits

Adorable Rat Portraits

Adorable Rat Portraits

Adorable Rat Portraits

Adorable Rat Portraits

Adorable Rat Portraits

Adorable Rat Portraits

Adorable Rat Portraits

Adorable Rat Portraits

Adorable Rat Portraits

Adorable Rat Portraits

Adorable Rat Portraits

Adorable Rat Portraits

Adorable Rat Portraits

Adorable Rat Portraits

Adorable Rat Portraits

Adorable Rat Portraits

Adorable Rat Portraits

Adorable Rat Portraits

Adorable Rat Portraits

Adorable Rat Portraits

Via: Diane Özdamar