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Black Cat Photo Series Helps “Less Adoptable” Kitties Find Forever Homes

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Casey Christopher does outstanding work photographing shelter animals, particularly, those considered “unadoptable.” We love her work so much, we’ve shared it several times before! Casey told us about this series which focuses on black cats, and we were eager to show you, too!

Based on statics, black cats are considered “less adoptable” than others, so Casey wanted to give them some attention. It’s hard to say why these cats are less desirable than others; it could be old-fashioned superstition, or the fear of dark hair on light clothes and furniture, but we think these cats are gorgeous!

Casey has a talent for photographing more than meets the eye. This series showcases their dark coats as a definite positive quality, drawing attention to the beauty that their black fur gives them. But it also captures their unique personalities, from the serene to the spunky!

Photo: Casey Elise Photography

 

Casey explained to iHeartCats what inspired her to get these kitties in front of her camera:

“I first created this photo series two years ago because there were so many black cats at the shelter where I volunteer.”

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“It was early October so I thought it’d be fun to do a black cat series for Halloween.”

Photo: Casey Elise Photography

 

“I researched more about black cats and learned that they are the least adopted cats in shelters, partly because they don’t photograph well.”

Photo: Casey Elise Photography

 

“I wanted to celebrate their beauty so I photographed them against a black backdrop.  It makes them look powerful and confident.”

Photo: Casey Elise Photography

 

“I love all cats, but I really love black cats.  I think they’re very sleek and elegant.”

Photo: Casey Elise Photography

 

“In my opinion, they tend to have the best personalities as well.”

Photo: Casey Elise Photography

 

“It’s very important when photographing adoptable animals to show off their personalities in their photos.  I hope that my photos capture not only their beauty but their distinct personalities as well.”

Photo: Casey Elise Photography

 

Casey’s photos helped get many of these cats adopted, and most are cozy in their forever homes!

Photo: Casey Elise Photography

 

But there are still countless beautiful black cats waiting in shelters all across the country.

Photo: Casey Elise Photography

 

And so many reasons to love that dark fur!

Photo: Casey Elise Photography

 

See Casey’s other work on iHeartCats here, here and here!

Follow Casey Christopher for photos of more unique adoptables at @CaseyElisePhoto on Instagram, on Facebook, or at CaseyElise.com.

 

Written by Adriana Sandoval

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