I like to call myself a "Catographer" because it is from almost 6 years that I've been taking only photos of cats. I've worked on 2 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 a huge quantity of 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 (previously here).

This is what I like the most, when cats show some kind of happiness. So many people say that cats don't smile as dogs do... Well this is the proof that cats can smile as well!

So I did a selection of photos from different cat-projects I've realized during these years that resumes what Catisfaction looks like. I don't know if they are really happy or not but their faces in some moments of relaxing when they are really enjoying cuddles make me smile and give me a sense of peace that seems to be something like happiness.

I like cats because they don't do what you want them to do, they understand us very well but they just won't do what you are asking for. I think that's why people think they are antisocial. But what makes me happy is exactly when I take a photo like these: it is all so spontaneous, no one can tell them to 'be satisfied' and I realize that the moment is so precious and intimate. That's how Catisfaction looks like!

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Aunt Messy
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3 years ago

Cats know what you want. They just don't care. And that's not entirely true, either. Mine will hover like little nurses whenever one of us gets sick or upset.

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My name is Marianna, I’m from Italy and I am not a professional photographer. I’ve always been a cat lover and my passion for photography came out when I adopted my lovely cat Arthur 9 years ago and I wanted to show his beauty worldwide. During these years, I found that photography could be the perfect language to express myself, especially black & white photography.

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3 years ago

Beautiful use of light to draw the eye.

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Mine used to bop her forehead against my lips every time I asked for a kiss by making little kissing noises... I miss her so much :-/

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At the moment I am working on my main photographic project dedicated to the cats of Venice of which the first book was published in 2018 (recently republished) and a second is coming out soon, in which, in addition to photographs, you can find the stories of every cat I’ve met. (I started it more than 4 years ago).

In the meantime, I am also involved in a project dedicated to cats living in work environments or particular environments (C-AT Work) of which I have published a series of 3 books.

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3 years ago

Yeeeesss. That's the spot!

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Caroline Espenschied
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3 years ago

I can almost hear him purr...

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I have recently started a series dedicated to the cats of well-known personalities or leading artists in their sector photographed with their owners and a color project with tattooed girls and cats compared with paintings.

Meanwhile, a series of photos I took about post-wedding with cats shared by Fashion Life let my work be recognized worldwide.

I like to call myself a "Catographer" because it has been almost 9 years that I've been taking only photos of cats. 

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3 years ago

Why won't my cats love me like this? :-(

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Ohhh,she's beautiful.

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So during these years, I've met a huge quantity of 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 (previously here).

This is what I like the most, when cats show some kind of happiness. So many people say that cats don't smile like dogs do... Well, this is proof that cats can smile as well!

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Boneless with bliss. Only cats can do that.

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Love the name!!

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So I did a selection of photos from different cat projects I've realized during these years that represents what Catisfaction looks like. I don't know if they are really happy or not, but their faces in some moments of relaxing when they are really enjoying cuddles make me smile and give me a sense of peace that seems to be something like happiness.

I like cats because they don't do what you want them to do; they understand us very well, but they just won't do what you are asking for. I think that's why people think they are antisocial. But what makes me happy is exactly when I take photos like these: it is all so spontaneous, no one can tell them to 'be satisfied' and I realize that the moment is so precious and intimate. That's what Catisfaction looks like!

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Mimis Nachbarin
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3 years ago

I like the name. Plum. Haha.

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3 years ago

Such majestic fluff

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Mimis Nachbarin
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3 years ago

Both are look very catisfied!

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Mimis Nachbarin
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3 years ago

He does not know about all the loud bambinis coming now... ;-)

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That's a cheeky face!

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Pat Keenor
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6 months ago

Tough men. Soft Cats. Brilliant!

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Susan Green
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6 months ago

Best friends.

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Nadine Bamberger
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6 months ago

It's when you look at your cat and you can't believe how lucky you are that this perfect little independent being actually chose you to trust and love. Chokes me up every single time.

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Iggy
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6 months ago

The floofiness!

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Iggy
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6 months ago

Pretty kitty!

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Rose Rosee
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Proud cat mama

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3 years ago

The expression on his face is adorable! He looks, to me at any rate, like he's just a wee bit tipsy.

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Jennifer V. Gibson
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3 months ago

Ahh that feels good.

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Jeannine Pope
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6 months ago

Scritch, scritch right under the chin.

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Jil Ortíz
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6 months ago

LOVE

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Judy Reynolds
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6 months ago

The best place for a cat - on top of the book you are trying to read!

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Jeannine Pope
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6 months ago

The cat and owner have identical expressions. So lovely.

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Judy Reynolds
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6 months ago

He is so smug!

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