The titled animal photographer Alex Cearns has done a remarkable and very important work on perfect imperfections. He created portraits of dogs that will find a special response in the heart of everyone, because these animals spiritually and purposefully overcome their physical limitations. The photographer skilfully shows their inner beauty and strength of mind.
“One of my biggest goals and hobbies as an animal photographer is to capture the delightful features that make each creation valuable and unique. I love every animal that I was lucky to take pictures of, but those who are called “others” occupy a special place in my heart. These are dogs that have lost a leg, were born without eyes or still wear scars, as a reminder of the previous violence, – says Cearns. – Most animals with these “ailments” do not fixate on them. They adapt to their bodies without complaining, and survive by determination. They constantly strive to be involved in everything that happens, as much as possible and in the same way as healthy pets do.”
“The perseverance of animals in overcoming adversity does not cease to amaze me. They take maximum from life, and from them I learned how to always see the positive in all situations and never give up.”
Kelpie mix. Was crushed in the womb and born with glaucoma, cranial deformity and learning difficulties.
Bali street dog. Had the skin condition mange.
Jack russell. Lost an eye to melanoma.
Australian shepherd x border collie. Severed her spine in a freak accident and became paralysed in her rear legs.
Japanese chin x pekinese. Lost an eye when attacked by another dog.
Bull terrier x jack russell. Victim of cruelty with scars to head.
Boxer mix. Born with malformed legs.
Reuben and Keisha.
Kelpie x labrador and maltese cross. Reuben had a bulging disc which ruptured and punctured his spinal cord, leading to rear-leg paralysis. Keisha developed intervertebral disc disease which led to paralysis of her rear legs.
Staffordshire terrier mix. They both had mange.
French bulldog. Ruptured a lower disc in his spine, causing paralysis.
Sharpei mix. Had mange, which later healed.
Griffin bruxellois. Lost both eyes to glaucoma.