Shigenori Miki’s cats are real portraits, made with great proximity. He creates a real relationship with his “models”, almost a dialogue. He doesn’t have a kawaii vision of the cat. They are cats in their environment taken in a calm and unromantic way. The photos are contrasting and have a great graphic strength.
Shigenori says :”I love the expressiveness of the cats that live outside. I think that their environment of life is important as well.
By taking pictures of cats in their surrounding I think I can convey more about the richness of their facial expressions.
I might be taking an environmental portrait of the cats.”
© Shigenori Miki