Photographer Sabrina Boem lives in a small city close to Venice, Italy. She had by no means had cats earlier than and by no means actually knew that a lot about them. But when she adopted felines Sissi, 9, and Ricky, 8, they launched her to the world of cats. She mixed that along with her ardour for pictures.

Her cat pictures began with Sissi and Ricky. “I spent a lot of time alone with them, I observed them without interfering, waiting until an interesting moment came up, always driven by a deep curiosity to understand their true nature,” she says.

After a few years of photographing her cats and people of family and friends, she found stray and colony cats, significantly these belonging to a cat sanctuary in Forte Marghera Park in Venice’s lagoon, which incorporates two shelters, feeding stations and volunteers who take care of the cats. From Day One, she fell in love with them.

It’s simple to really feel sorry for our feral associates, however Sabrina doesn’t method the cats with pity. “All the cats I’ve photographed so far are cared for by volunteers,” she says. “Even if they live in a colony after the experience of abandonment, they are loved and have a home.”

While photographing the cats, she additionally began documenting their lives with the passing of the seasons and the particular relationship most solitary cats have with nature. Capturing many of those moments required nice perseverance, dedication and logistics — like happening a photographic safari. There had been lengthy stakeouts in uncomfortable positions that put a pressure on each her gear and her motivation. But she was so proud to indicate cats in a brand new manner, and she or he was conscious that her work was distinctive, so she by no means gave up. “Photographing them has taught me to look at the world around me with new eyes and never to take anything for granted,” she says.

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Sabrina has already been acknowledged with quite a few achievements, together with a choice of photographs in National Geographic and several other exhibitions. Her newest achievement: the guide Oltre la Laguna (Beyond the Lagoon), which is the results of her experiences with these cats. “I felt that my journey with these #trending Fresh-From-The-Fridge Meals cats had already taught me so much, and I wanted to share my experience with other people, volunteers and photographers,” she says.

The guide is offered in each Italian and English variations. Follow Sabrina on Instagram @sabrina _boem_photography and on Facebook @Sabrina Boem The Catographer.

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