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Portraits of Dogs: A Bark and Smile Book

Published by Andrews McMeel Publishing
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Pawfiles presents a dog-by-dog glimpse at the personalities and character quirks behind some of her favorite subjects.

In what other book of portraiture will you find a model bio that includes "chases rats and pigeons" followed by "loves filet mignon and creme brulee"?

Welcome to the dog-centric world of photographer Kim Levin. Nearly a decade ago, Levin began shooting photos of dogs (and occasionally cats) in and around Central Park. What began as a dog-loving photographer's hobby has blossomed into a successful career as a pet portrait artist nonpareil. With nine books of dog photos to her credit and a booming portrait business, Levin has become a virtual Avedon for the pet set.

Pawfiles is filled with portraits by turns charming, touching, and goofy. Each dog's mini-portfolio is accompanied by its stats (age, breed, and home) and a short but revealing "about the model" statement. About Oliver, a 2-year-old English bulldog, we learn of a Beanie Baby obsession. Simone, a 7-year-old poodle, is described as "airhead by day and tramp by night," and Max, a 12-year-old border collie, "enjoys butt rubs"--but, then, who doesn't?

This hard-to-resist book is sure to elicit the same two-part response from all dog lovers: 1) I need this on my coffee table, and 2) My dog should be in the sequel.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing (September 1, 2006)
  • Length: 136 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780740760662

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