I like to call myself a “Catographer” because it’s been almost 6 years that I’ve been taking exclusively cat photos. I’ve worked on two main projects (“Passions” and the ongoing “C-AT Work“) before starting the Cats in Venice project that became a book in April 2018.
So during these years, I met many amazing cats, each one with different qualities and behaviors. I’ve always tried to catch cats’ expressions of satisfaction, or ‘Catisfaction’ as I like to call it, a sort of happy face or feeling. These attempts were previously featured on Bored Panda.
This is what I like the most ‒ when cats show some kind of happiness. Many people say that cats don’t smile as dogs do… Well, this is the proof that cats can smile as well!
So, I made a selection of photos from different cat projects I’ve implemented during these years that shows what ‘Catisfaction’ looks like. I don’t know if they are really happy or not but their faces in moments of relaxation, when they are enjoying cuddles, make me smile and give me a sense of peace that seems like happiness.
I like cats because they don’t do what you want them to do. They understand us very well, but they choose not to do what you are asking for. I think this is why people think they are antisocial. This is also what I appreciate in these photos the most ‒ it is all so spontaneous, no one can tell them to ‘be satisfied’ and it makes me realize that these moments are very precious and intimate. That’s how ‘Catisfaction’ looks like!
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