From puppies with three legs, to cats born without eyes, Perfect Imperfection celebrates the intrinsic beauty of animals who have overcome adversity and adapted to a physical impairment.
Photographed with care and sensitivity by leading Australian animal photographer, Alex Cearns of Houndstooth Studio, each image leads with the beauty of the animal subject, making their physical issue almost a subtle afterthought.
Cearns says “One of my most passionate intents as an animal photographer is to capture the adorable subtleties that make all animals 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 creatures who have lost a leg, been born without eyes, or are still presenting the scars of former abuse. Most animals with “afflictions” don’t dwell on them. They adapt to their bodies without objection 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.”
This series is dedicated to Savannah and Rowdy. Both lived with dignity and exhilaration( RIP ).