Upside-Down Dogs by Serena Hodson is a collection of photographs depicting a variety of dogs - yep, you guessed it - upside down. A multitude of poses and backgrounds make this a very enjoyable coffee table book for all ages.
Serena Hodson is a NZ born photographer now living in Brisbane Australia and is also the author of Dogservations.
I have no idea how Hodson encourages the dogs to relax and let their 'guard' down in order to photograph them upside down. Her photographs seem to capture moments of fun and relaxation as well as expressions of curiosity and wonder as each dog's personality shines through.
There's an index at the end providing each dog's name and breed, and flicking back and forth all the time was a little tiresome. I'd much prefer the information to be subtly located on each page, but that's just me.
Upside-Down Dogs is the perfect gift for dog lovers and animal lovers everywhere.
My rating = ***1/2
Now for a sneak peak inside the book, thanks to Hachette Australia.
|Page 50: Oakey, Corgi|
|Page 53: Harry, Lhasa Apso|
|Page 78: Katee and Ruby, Pug|