Bird Face

PhotographerAlexandra Cearns
Prize1st Place in Special / Pets
CompanyHoundstooth Studio
City/CountryNorth Perth, Australia
Entry Description

One of the subjects I love to work with is birds. They are quirky, colourful, beautiful and full of personality. I always aim to capture shots of their sweet faces filling most of my frame, as these really convey their character and show their sentient nature – the cheeky glints in their eyes and the range of colours and details in their plumage are best seen up close. Birds are very smart. They can learn tricks and mimic sounds and behaviours. They all have their own little senses of humour and get such joy out of simple things like their favourite fruit, a select toy, or playing a special game with their beloved human. I compiled a collection of my favourite bird images to show that these beloved feathered friends each have a personality of their own.

About Photographer

Dogs Today Magazine in the United Kingdom calls Perth based photographer Alex Cearns “One of our greatest dog photographers in the world.” Alex is the Creative Director of Houndstooth Studio and specialises in capturing portraits that convey the intrinsic character of her animal subjects. With a six month waiting list for appointments, Alex photographs for engaged pet lovers, corporate brands in Australia, the USA and the UK, and for around 40 Australian and International animal charities and conservation organisations. She is the recipient of over 200 awards for photography, business and philanthropy and is the WA AIPP Pet / Animal Professional Photographer of the Year 2017, the International Professional Pet Photographer of the Year 2016, the Terrestrial Photographer of the Year 2016 (International Fund for Animal Welfare), and she received an Australian of the Day honour in 2016 from the team behind the Australian of the Year Awards. Her images have been published extensively across global media, in books, magazines and ad campaigns. Inspired by the joy of working with animals, Alex’s philanthropy and passionate advocacy for animal rescue has earned her high regard among Australia’s animal lovers and a strong following on social media. She is the Australian Ambassador for Tamron’s Super Performance Series Lenses, a Brand Ambassador for Spider Holster, and is World Expedition’s first female wildlife photography tour leader, taking like minded animal people and photographers to some of the world’s most exciting, ‘off the beaten track’ animal destinations. Alex is a dynamic and inspirational keynote speaker and photographic educator. She uses warmth, humour and uplifting visual storytelling to highlight the essence of joy in animals.