The Life and Work of a Traveling Cat Photographer

Larry Johnson is a Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based photographer who specializes in cat portraits. He has photographed animals for over 20 years now. These days, in any given year, Johnson travels to over 35 major cities around the world to capture feline portraits at major cat shows.

Director Mark Zemel followed Johnson around for a weekend earlier this year during the cat show in Parsippany, New Jersey. What resulted was "The Purrtraitist," the 10-minute film above that provides a look at Johnson's life and work.

Portraits of Famous Artists and Their Cats

What do Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, and Frida Kahlo have in common? All three are counted among the most famous artists in history, and all three were cat lovers.

For her new book Artists and Their Cats, artist Alison Nastasi has put together a collection of portraits showing some of history's best-known artists and their beloved cat companions.

Take Fun Portraits of Your Cat Using a Flatbed Scanner

Did you know that flatbed scanners make fun portrait cameras as well? Just place your cat on the glass, do a quick scan, and you'll have a strange looking portrait shot from below! Apparently this is pretty popular among cat lovers -- a Flickr search for "cat scanner" returns thousands of results! This gives "cat scan" a whole new meaning!