Photographer, Alex Cearns, has launched a book of portraits of perfectly imperfect dogs. The portraits aim to inspire and uplift, finding a special place in the readers heart. Alex Cearns captures the animals’ intrinsic beauty, spirit, resilience and strength-inspiring people to overcome any physical adversity. In this inspiring portrayal of difference, Alex captures portraits of 60 perfectly imperfect dogs. They adapt to their unique bodies without complaint, they survive with determination and they live with joy. The bond between these dogs and their owners shines through – and sometimes they even save each other.
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“One of my most passionate aims as an animal photographer is to capture the adorable subtleties that make all creatures precious and unique. I love every animal I have the privilege of photographing, but those perceived as different hold a special place in my heart. These are the canines who have lost a leg, been born without eyes, or are still showing the scars of former abuse,” says Cearns. “Most animals with ‘afflictions’ don’t dwell on them. They adapt to their bodies without complaint and they survive with determination. They push on, always, wanting to be included and involved in everything as much as they can, and as much as an able-bodied pet does.”
“The tenacity of animals to overcome adversity never ceases to amaze me. They make the most out of life and from them I have learnt so much about always seeing the positive in every situation and never giving up.”
Meet Bali Pip, the playful pup rescued from the streets of Bali suffering from mange.
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Thanks to @guardianaustralia #Repost @guardianaustralia with @get_repost ・・・ For her book Perfect Imperfection, the Australian pet photographer Alex Cearns set out to capture the personalities of animals who adapt to their damaged or different bodies without complaint. ‘They push on, wanting to be included and involved in everything as much as they can,’ the Perth-based photographer says. Part of the proceeds from sales of Perfect Imperfection go to the Australian Animal Cancer Foundation. Click the link in bio to see more. Photos by @houndstoothstudio
Vegemite who lost an eye.
Aryah only has one eye.
Some of the portraits in the Perfect Imperfection book.
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“The only disability is to have no heart.” – Ayun Mora via Facebook Isn’t that a beautiful quote?! ‘Perfect Imperfection – Dog portraits of resilience and love’ showcasing 60 inspirational canines is out now and can be purchased from all leading book retailers or online. Australian & NZ online orders http://bit.ly/2nWM9jh Overseas online orders http://ab.co/2pr0rWH Part proceeds go to the Australian Animal Cancer Foundation to help them work towards a cure for canine cancer. #perfectimperfection @readabcbooks #inspirationaldogs #amazingdogs #dogsinwheelchair #hapoydogs #rescue #overcomingadversity #courageouscanines @wheelsanddogbaby @theellenshow