In this day of e-books and internet videos, it’s rare to come across a really beautiful “coffee table” type book of cat photographs, so I was delighted when I received a review copy of Pure, Cat Portraits. The photos in this book are taken by Lucas, cat photographer and creative director of cat brand Catit.
What makes this book different from other cat photo books is that all the pictures were taken against a simple white background. Lucas let the cats pose however they wanted to, and the result is nothing short of stunning. The photos are magnificent, and with nothing in the photo’s background to distract the eye, the beauty of each individual cat is captured purrfectly (okay, couldn’t resist that one.)
Most of the cats in the book are purebred cats, but Lucas shares in the book’s introduction that his first feline model was Thelma, a semi-feral cat rescued by a friend of his at a very young age. Thelma taught Lucas that cats can’t be told what to do, and this intriguing experience inspired him to continue with cat photography.
This gorgeous book is a treat for any cat lover, and makes a wonderful special gift.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher. Receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. Interior images provided by the publisher and used with permission.