Black and white cat photos

I think the true beauty and mystery of cats—their status as living sculptures—is best conveyed in black and white photography. Top 13.net has a serious of lovely pictures in its post “The mysterious lives of cats in black & white photographs“. Here are my favorites to end the week:
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13 Comments

  1. Randall Schenck
    Posted September 16, 2016 at 3:51 pm | Permalink

    Some really good photos over there. Black and white is a good look at cats. With all this color it gets forgotten.

    • somer
      Posted September 17, 2016 at 3:23 am | Permalink

      +1 Looks amazing except i sometimes think breeding hairless cats is cruel

  2. GBJames
    Posted September 16, 2016 at 3:51 pm | Permalink

    I call “foul”! None of those are black and white cats!

  3. rickflick
    Posted September 16, 2016 at 7:01 pm | Permalink

    The exploitation of nudity and emphasis on violence is somewhat onerous, but after that it’s quite a tribute to cats and photography.

  4. Mark Sturtevant
    Posted September 16, 2016 at 7:51 pm | Permalink

    Those are very striking. The hairless cat especially, and I did not know they had webbed feet.

    • Torbjörn Larsson
      Posted September 16, 2016 at 8:46 pm | Permalink

      It gives a paws for reflection.

      • Billy Bl.
        Posted September 16, 2016 at 9:51 pm | Permalink

        I’m a cat lover, but Jeez, those hairless ones are creepy.

        • somer
          Posted September 17, 2016 at 4:38 am | Permalink

          and the black cat doing Jaws

  5. Posted September 16, 2016 at 11:40 pm | Permalink

    ❤️🐱👍👏

  6. somer
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 3:21 am | Permalink

    Cats have so many aesthetic qualities including their lithe sculptural bodies. And their wonderful attitude

    As in another wonderful photographic collection in the book “Metal Cats” Its hilarious (it has a picture but click on the “look inside” scroll down 3 pages to see a selection of the photographs full size)

    https://www.amazon.com/Metal-Cats-Alexandra-Crockett/dp/1576876772

  7. nicky
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 4:59 am | Permalink

    That 5th penultimate photograph shows cats how we fear them. The ultimate predator.
    Outstanding photographs.

    • nicky
      Posted September 17, 2016 at 5:05 am | Permalink

      We = birds, rodents, weasels, lizards, frogs and (my beloved) chameleons. And roaches, crickets etc.n

  8. gravelinspector-Aidan
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 11:11 am | Permalink

    The two cats together remind me of a (or several) scene(s) from “The Shining”, with the two twins (demons?) in the hallway.
    Several times in the last week I’ve seen news of $CLASSIC_BW_FILM$ being “rebooted” to provide a colour version, because some people simply cannot understand watching something in less than full colour.
    Their loss.


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