[-empyre-] short answer post :: all of -empyre-, what non-human relationships are you cultivating?

Jordan Matthew Yerman jordan at internationaljettrash.com
Mon Oct 9 06:40:51 AEDT 2017

My portrait work for The Street Cat Project normally requires a sort of journalistic distance: I don’t make cutesy noises to draw my subjects’ attention, nor do I bribe them with treats. 
Rather, I make myself as unobtrusive as possible and let them carry out their daily tasks, much as if I were photographing human urbanites.
Sometimes, though, the cats themselves break that unspoken social contract and approach me. While street cat behavior varies per city—and even per neighborhood—reticence around strangers is virtually a global given. 
But not always.
In Rome a few days ago, an earless street cat became more comfortable in my presence than I had anticipated during the course of a shoot, so I responded with a friendly gesture.

Image for reference:

I suppose this is a roundabout way of saying “I pet a cat the other day.”

jordan matthew yerman
jordan at internationaljettrash.com
Street Cat Photo Booth: twitter.com/streetcatphotos

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