WHILE most of us sit tapping at a computer screen during a typical day in the office, wildlife photographer Alex Cearns spends her time doing something different all together.
She is the founder and creative director of award-winning Houndstooth studio, a Perth-based business that specialises in photographing animals from rabbits and dogs, to reptiles, giraffes and ducklings, each of whom has their own distinct character she describes as a "joy to capture".
"It is so wonderful to spend time with all manner of creatures, each of whom has an individual personality and relates to me in a different way. I sometimes get covered in poo, spit and goo, and you have to watch for sloppy dog kisses to the face, but I wouldn't want it any other way," she said.
Alex’s collection of dog portraits have been compiled into a new book, Perfect Imperfection: Dog Portraits of Resilience and Love, showcasing a range of pups captured during their most endearing moments. “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.
Perfect Imperfection: Dog Portraits of Resilience and Love is available to purchase by going HERE. With every sale, part of the proceeds will be donated to the Australian Animal Cancer Foundation to help them towards finding a cure for canine cancer.