When pit bulls are photographed, they’re often portrayed as ultra-tough, thus strengthening the stereotype that they are “dormant psychopaths,” as photographer Sophie Gamand puts it.

So she decided to look at these dogs differently.

What if instead of gritty and rugged, they were shown as “soft fairy-tale-inspired characters, feminine and dreamy”?

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(See more from Sophie Gamand.)

All these gentle dogs are available for adoption in New York City through either Sean Casey Animal Rescue or Second Chance Rescue.