Pawfiles: Portraits of Dogs: A Bark and Smile Book

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Andrews McMeel Publishing, Sep 1, 2006 - Pets - 136 pages
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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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Contents

Section 1
6
Section 2
9
Section 3
23
Section 4
24
Section 5
32
Section 6
35
Section 7
36
Section 8
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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About the author (2006)

Kim Levin specializes in pet portraiture. Her company, Bark & Smile Pet Portraits, combines her passion for photography and her love of dogs. Kim has appeared on Animal Planet and her work has been featured in Reader's Digest. She donates her photography services to the ASPCA and other animal welfare organizations. She lives with her husband (and sometime co-author), John O'Neill, and their son, daughter, and dog in New Jersey.

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