For some reason, cats have often been seen as feminine creatures, and thus, more suited to female companionship. From this, comes a wealth of stereotypes and implications including, of course, the very well known "crazy cat lady" archetype.
David Williams, originally from Denver, but now based in Brooklyn, New York, is a photographer who aimed to bust that stereotype. Williams, the proud owner of two cats himself, wanted to show that people of all kinds can love cats! By breaking down stereotypes and showing the love between men and cats, not only is Williams challenging patriarchal ideas, but also just sharing some really cute pictures!
Not long after it's release in 2016, Williams' photobook, "Men With Cats: Intimate Portraits of Feline Friendship" was a New York Times bestseller.
When TimeOut asked Williams why he started photographing cats, Williams said, "I wanted to show that regardless of gender, many people have found the joy that cat companionship can bring.”
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