Meow! The sound to which every cat lover has a special warm feeling. It’s pleasant to hear it when you sit on a couch and caress their soft, almost silky fur—occasionally falling asleep relaxed from the warmth of their bodies and unceasing purring.
The following online photo gallery is dedicated to cats photography. It was inspired by Saint Petersburg’s cats, who regularly sit on the windows and observe the street lifestyle. That’s probably the next favorite thing they do after sleeping and eating. Cats owners, do you agree with me?
I took all these photos when I lived in Saint Petersburg’s historic downtown, where it’s common to see a cat sitting on a windowsill, balcony, or small window. They are always there; the only thing you have to do is pay attention to notice them. What distinguishes a great photographer from an amateur is the ability to notice, see patterns, and be extraordinary in the most mundane day.
It took me half a year to get together this collection. Photography was still a second job back then, and I had little spare time to walk around, pay attention, and take photos of what my artistic eye noticed. And those cats, all together and each in their own way, added some peculiar vibes to their neighborhood. Some look relaxed, others wonder, and only some are frightened. Every cat has its own character, which shows in its posture, eyes, and movements. One trait they share is a love to look around and observe. They look like they have all the time in the world and almost millennial wisdom expressed in their meditation-like poses. And that’s what I like about cats. How about you?
Cats photography by Elena Sullivan.
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