Seeing a dog rolling on its back is the ultimate symbol of affection, happiness and trust.
Australia-based photographer Serena Hodson, known for her former series Dry Dog/Wet Dog, is constantly inspired by her pets’ idiosyncrasies.
“I have bulldogs who constantly sleep on their backs and it always gives me a laugh at the look they gives when they melt into these wrinkles,” she told Mashable in an email.
Working with some of the same dogs from her Dry Dog/Wet Dog series, including a wire-haired dachshund named Henri and her own precious canines, Hodson set out to capture the pure happiness that a dog feels when it is rolling on its back for her new series, The Upside of Dogs.
“Dogs seem to be so happy and joyful on their backs. When I started to photograph different breeds I wanted to try all shapes and sizes,” she said, adding, “all of the models brought something different to each image and I thought maybe the joy it gave me might be worth sharing.”
Any pet owner can appreciate Hodson’s models’ joy.