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Brooke Shaden: Fine Art Photographer and Fine Feline Friend

Photography by Brooke Shaden

Cynthia:  I love that my favorite fine art photographer, Brooke Shaden, is not only a cat lover but also a cat rescuer. She reposted this photo  – one of her early works –  to her Facebook page a few days ago since she was on her way to Best Friends Animal Society to volunteer AND to adopt another kitty.

This photo makes me think of Alice In Wonderland with the Cheshire Cat.

Marcy:  She’s pretty awesome. Do you think she would let me be her kitty? I could pose for her. Instead of being known as Marcy Very Much I could be Marcy Very Muse. Our pictures would be fantastical and magical and beautiful. It will be known as the Marcical era of photography.

Cynthia raises her eyebrow. She is skeptical.

Marcy (offended):  What?

Cynthia:  Her pictures are already fantastical and magical and beautiful. Remember that post I did about her a few months ago? I am not so sure that she needs your help on that. Besides, I don’t think you could remain still long enough. It’s hard work to be an artist’s model.

Marcy glowers at Cynthia. She swishes her tail back and forth and flattens her ears.

Cynthia:  Honestly, you think you could hold a pose like this?

Photography by Brooke Shaden

Marcy:  “I find inspiration in having the courage to try.”

Cynthia:  Who says that?

Marcy (triumphantly):  Brooke Shaden.

Marcy and Cynthia (exuberantly and in unison):  Awww… She’s so awesome! We love her!

Cynthia:  Shall we?

Marcy raises her Friskies can. Cynthia raises her martini glass.

Marcy and Cynthia:  Cheers to Brooke Shaden for not only creating fantastical and magical and beautiful works of art, but for inspiring acts of generosity and kindness.

Brooke Shaden and her cat

 

*Please check out more of Brooke Shaden’s amazing work on her website. She also updates her blog regularly with posts about how she creates her art work. Her posts are endlessly fascinating and always inspiring.

 

 

Fun

True Love

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Cynthia (smiling):  I hope I get the chance to look like this one day.

Long Silence while Cynthia smiles at the photo.

Marcy (expectantly waiting for more):  Okay… Is that it?

Cynthia:  Well, I am a little concerned that when I tried to google source the photo, the first thing that came up was the urban dictionary listing for “cat lady”. I really don’t think that is fair. Or accurate. The joy and love that bursts out of this photo is contagious. Why would Google spoil it with ugly name calling?

Marcy:  Well, if the shoe fits…

Cynthia:  Obviously we cat ladies need new shoes.

Marcy:  And better PR.

 

 

Fun

Cat Bridal Bouquets?

Marcy and Cynthia stare at the website Brides Throwing Cats. They are dumbfounded.

BridesThrowingCats.com

Cynthia:  That’s not real. That’s photoshopped.

 

BridesThrowingCats.com

Cynthia:  So was that.

BridesThrowingCats.com

Cynthia:  And that.

They’re all photoshopped. It’s the creation of some “guy from Australia who likes cats and Photoshop.” Wedding photographers submit a picture where they photoshop out the bridal bouquet and add a cat. So it’s fake.

Marcy stares at the screen. Still unable to speak.

Cynthia:  It’s okay, Marcy. It’s not real. It is photoshopped.

Silence.

Cynthia:  I know. I know. People are nuts. Just when you think there can’t be any more cat fashion, cat memes, cat videos, or cat anything else – someone comes up with something bizarre having to do with cats. I don’t know how I feel about it either.

Marcy has lost the ability to speak. She can only stare at the computer screen.

Cynthia:  I can’t tell what you’re thinking. You ok? It’s no biggie. It’s photoshopped.

Silence.

Cynthia: I swear. It’s photoshopped. Marcy? You’re freaking me out. Please say something.

Marcy, still not speaking, answers Cynthia with a picture of her own that she found on the web.

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Marcy:  Not photoshopped.