“I love shooting interiors because of the amount of control I have over the composition and light,” says photographer Sara Essex Bradley. “However, you throw in a dog, and there goes the control!” Having studied Fine Arts, Bradley approaches interiors photography using visual cues from painting or drawing. After 18 years snapping stunning homes, Bradley realised that she’d amassed a solid collection of gorgeous rooms with the family dog in the frame.
Compiling them all into a book seemed like the natural next step. In Bradley’s words, her book Dog Décor “offers a glimpse into home and family life from the perspective of the ambassador: the dog.” It turns out that this inspiring book isn’t just popular amongst dog lovers and design aficionados—kids love it too. “They love finding the dogs from page to page, and the writing is simple enough for young readers,” Bradley says.
All images from Dog Décor: Canines Living Large by Sara Essex Bradley copyright © 2017, published by Glitterati Incorporated
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February 5, 2019