Fat Cats Photo Project Showcases The Heartwarming Side Of Chubby Feline Friends


All images by Peter Thorne. Used with permission. 

Popular culture has always presented the image of cats as generally being slim and svelte. Peter Thorne breaks this stereotype by doing a photo project titled Fat Cats featuring portraits of plus size cats.

The prevalent image of the fat cat today in the media is cynical and not silly: the fat cat is a space for low-grade brutishness and malaise: cats posed with beer bottles, cats stuck in doors, cats seemingly contemplating whether they would like to eat other less-fat cats. Peter Thorne aims to deliver a strong message through his photo project that all body types can be beautiful and all body shapes can be healthy. Sure, they are fat, but they are also kind, complex, distinguished, smart, beautiful, and sometimes silly. Peter celebrates the underrepresented, larger, and chubby cats by putting them in the spotlight in his photo project. He has spent a year and a half photographing a large number of cats.  Continue reading…

Useful Photography Tip #10: Holiday Pet Photos

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The holidays are upon us and with that comes many pictures. It seems like people are more likely to take pictures around this time of year. The gatherings, get-togethers, work functions, parties, these are all camera magnets. Along with pictures of family and friends, the family dog (or cat, rabbit, lizard, trained sloth) makes its way in front of the lens, or rather you put them in front of the lens.

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