Saturday, December 29, 2012

Shelter Cat Project

Recently, a totally awesome gal shared with me the link to her site [Peace Love Adopt] and the link to her outstanding photography of shelter cats.  Be sure to check out her site and how she is saving the world, one cat at a time!

After you've visited her site- or before, it really doesn't matter- you absolutely have to see her photos here.

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I mean, look at this gorgeousness.  She is really talented, and her photos are really inspiring.
She does an excellent job of capturing the cats in a very natural setting.  These cats don't even look like they are in a shelter, they look like they are in someone's home or perhaps in a professional photoshoot.  Either way, she is extremely skilled at getting the cats to look comfortable in front of the camera.  Being an amateur photographer myself, I must say that getting a cat to relax in front of a camera is ridiculously challenging.  Then, once they do relax, trying to get them to look into the camera is a big pain in the buns.
I don't even know how she manages to get the cats to look so perfect.  She is truly one amazing lady.

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I hope that my photography can be this beautiful someday.  Until then, I will keep practicing.
The unique thing about her photography is that it shows shelter cats in a different light.  Instead of trying to get a typical body pose of the cat to show for adoption, she achieves a much more interesting side of the cats.  She shows them as individual beings with fun personalities and distinctive characteristics rather than as mere animals in need of homes.
Her photography is artistic as opposed to the generic photography that is used by 99% of shelters around the world.
Her photos save lives by showing people that shelter cats are more than pitiful animals with sad lives and poor sob stories.  She shows people that shelter cats are beautiful and valuable.  And she does it all without even saying a word.
As they say, a picture says a thousand words.

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Nonetheless, her photos are so admirable.  I really hope that you take the time to look through her stunning set of photos in support of her life-saving efforts.

All photos - Copyright © Peace Love Adopt

8 comments:

  1. Wow, she is so talented!I wish everyone would adopt one!

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    1. She really is very skilled. c: I wish everyone would adopt one as well! If every household took in just one cat, we would probably have a shortage of cats instead of a shortage of willing homes for cats.

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  2. I must say just how incredible this is. I happen to work at a shelter and I know that each cat is an individual beauty and has a bundle of personality, but to be able to capture it in a simple photograph takes skill. And the fact that this person even chose to spend your time doing this was amazing as well. I hope their photography continues to succeed and I hope your blog succeeds. :) Good luck!

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    1. You are exactly right. Each cat is so unique, and her photography displays that perfectly. In my shelter, I photograph the cats for fun, but my photography is nothing compared to hers. Her photography is really beautiful and artistic. She really is one amazing lady. Thank you very much! c: Hope you have an awesome day!

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    1. I do, too! Thanks for commenting. c:

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  4. This is legitimately something I wanted to do to combine my passion for animals and photography. I'm actually glad I'm not the only one who thought of it, and this inspires me to maybe get out and consult some local shelters to see whether they'd be interested in my photography. =).

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    1. That's cool! I just volunteer at my local shelter and do the photography on my own time. I'm pretty sure the lady who took the photos that were featured in this post does the same thing. You don't have to ask the shelter about taking photos if you just want the photos for your own use- like editing, posting online, etc. If you want the shelter to use your photos as the official pet photos, then you'd have to talk to them. Good luck! c:

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