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Photographer Kristin Cofer is a creative force whose talent lies in the latter category. She’s been taking photographs since she was a child, and says she has always had some kind of camera in her hand.
Los Angeles-based, Kristin has recently completed a photo series that shows cats dressed like their owners. If you’re a cat lover, it’s more than you’ve ever imagined. If you’re a dog person, you’ll want to immediately do the same.
The brainwave came from Kristin’s colleague, writer Chin Lu, who decided to expand on an existing series of Kristin’s called “Cats & Dames”.
“I already have a series of intimate portraits of women and their cats called ‘Cats & Dames’,” Kristin told Mamamia.
“[Chin Lu] had the idea to make it more fun. Fortunately, I am good friends with a fashion designer and crazy cat lady, Danielle Garrabrants, who was more than happy to design the tiny clothes.”
But why cats?
Kristin says a lot of her friends are cat owners, which evidently means they are wonderful people. But it’s more than that.
“I enjoy taking photos of people in their natural environment. It’s a very intimate experience when someone invites you into their personal space. Each shoot I would hang out with the owner and the cat for a while, getting to know them. All the cats were different, and it was such a pleasure to work with each of them.”
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Like any creative project, there will be criticisms. But the photographer’s passion is so obvious, she doesn’t let it effect her work. In fact, she’s now working on a part two of the project.
Click through Kristin’s incredible photo series below.
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