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Sunday, February 15, 2009

feline photography

Oh my! Such a treasure trove I have for you today. This is the result of another fortuitous stumble -- I was searching "philosopher cat" and then "Wittgenstein's cat," and up popped a page entitled
Cats: Four Legs and a Tail
or (The Semiotics of Feline Photography in the Age of New Media)
or (Neo Feline Enlightenment as a change from Post Canine dogma)

And its compiler writes,
I've decided that there is no point in just another site with cat pictures,
no matter how cool. One needs an encompasing vision to take one's mediocre
imagery to the level of proper Art. So this site is no longer a set of images,
rather an exploration of discovery into the psyche of some really wired
felines...

Where does Wittgenstein come in? From this set of a couple cats rolling on his grave - rolling I say!

There are cats from Romania, cats from Rome. Cats from Paris, Amsterdam, and Luxor. Cats from Venice and Istanbul. From Wales, Potsdam and Bristol.
There is a squirrel. It is an honorary cat.

The commentaries alone are worth the trip. But don't take my word for it. Save half an hour and feast your eyes.

4 comments:

The Lee County Clowder said...

Check out the info on "How to take a half decent photo of a Cat" while you are at it.

Honest, above all, it is.

Fin said...

Hi Curator! Fin just stood on the keyboard - wonder what she typed?

Meg

A Few Good Cats said...

Following up on Meg's comment, my only quibble is that I've found that the only camera I can use with our Good Cats is a point-and-shoot (Canon PowerShot). This is because they do not usually care to sit still while I fiddle with control knobs, so I have to adjust to them, and not vice versa.

curator said...

Hi Meg, did you figure out what Fin typed?
Hi Clowder! Hi Good Cats! Imagine how I feel, all I have is a cellphone cam and you know how long those take.
I'm glad you all liked this one - I was so tickled at this find.