Photos Capture the Friendship Between a Little Girl and Her Cat


Andy Prokh of Saint Petersburg, Russia spends his days working as an economist, but its his passion for photography that has garnered him international attention on the Internet as of late. Prokh has been shooting photographs of his four year old daughter Catherine spending time with his six-year-old British shorthaired tomcat Lilu. The photographs capture the friendship the two family members have after having spent most of their lives together under one roof.

The photographs all have a similar grungy aesthetic, and although some of them clearly have a touch of Photoshop trickery, most of them rely on chance and capturing the right moment in which Lilu decides to “play along”.




















You can find more of Prohks’ photographs over on his Photodom website. This series of photographs is untitled and uncategorized, but it is becoming known on the web as “Little Girl and Tomcat.”

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Image credits: Photographs by Andy Prokh and used with permission

  • Mansgame

    The internet is going to eat this up lol.

  • Sarah Bugeja Kissaun

    Really sweet series :)

    That’s one big cat though!

  • Dave Reynolds

    What an incredibly delightful series of photos. So much love and friendship here. No contrived processes. Just good composition, simple creativity and lots of emotion.

    These shots rank as some of my favorites of all time.

  • Jonathon Watkins

    Very sweet and well done. Great work.

  • Nikki Comma

    This is so fun and sweet.

  • The all mighty one

    It already has, saw this on imgur and reddit last year

  • Gregory Kouvatsis

    Love how you think this is all SIMPLE creativity. The article clearly states there’s some stuff that’s been shopped.

  • Zigmars Zilgalvis

    Good to look at. Great job.

  • Dave Reynolds

    It is simple creativity. The concept is simple and the execution is simple. The use of PhotoShop is straightforward.

  • Alexander

    Picture #3 seems to have a book in the background with a naked person on the cover — I don’t think a little girl, or cat, should be looking at that, haha.

  • herzco

    Very well done. Simple and profound. And usually I don’t like this kind of stuff, but the warmth + the technical stuff not being whiz-bang-obvious make it a winner.

  • herzco

    Forgot to add: Almost has a bit of a Saudek feel.

  • Katie I

    This reminds me of my 4 year old daughter and our, well, her cat, Baloo. He is almost human and they have this amazing, unbreakable bond. It’s to the point, where if she’s scared and crying, he will seek her out to comfort her. They have fun together too. He tries to help paint, color and open valentines.
    I just love these pictures

  • Luis García

    Pretty nice work, the cat is huge and the boy sweet!!

  • cats_123

    brilliant…looks so natural

  • p.rock

    Look closely at the third photo. :)

  • Eziz

    Awesome series. Wooden spoons, glass jars, reminded of my childhood in Soviet Union. :)

  • Lisa Aldersley

    Incredible images. I love them


    so cute!

  • Tommyboy

    Great idea and really well executed.

    …I’d love to try something like this, unfortunately now that I’ve seen it done I would be sued for copyright infringement :-(

  • Mauricio Andres Ramirez Lozada

    the cat and the book, that cracks me up!

  • Richard

    This is a fantastic series. Thanks for posting it Michael.


    Made me Really smile ;))

  • Kay M

    What beautiful shots. The little girl and her best friend… What fun dad is having!
    I miss those days….