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War Paint

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Burton Silver/Heather Busch

Burton Silver/Heather Busch

I called this post “War Paint” because as agreeable and lovely as the cats in my life have been, I’m pretty sure no grown cat would stand for being painted. Happily, the stunning animals in Burton Silver and Heather Busch’s book, “Why Paint Cats: The Ethics of Feline Aesthetics,” were photographed sans paint. The paint effects were Photoshopped in later. The book was intended as a parody of the internet’s obsession with cats, though that point may have been missed by the hordes of unamused animal rights protesters who girded themselves for war when the book came out in 2002.

Even if felines don’t interest you, the pure skill of the photo manipulations makes the pictures worth checking out!

Burton Silver/Heather Busch

Burton Silver/Heather Busch

Burton Silver/Heather Busch

Burton Silver/Heather Busch

Burton Silver/Heather Busch

Burton Silver/Heather Busch

Burton Silver/Heather Busch

Burton Silver/Heather Busch

Burton Silver/Heather Busch

Burton Silver/Heather Busch

Burton Silver/Heather Busch

Burton Silver/Heather Busch

Burton Silver/Heather Busch

Burton Silver/Heather Busch

Burton Silver/Heather Busch

Burton Silver/Heather Busch

Burton Silver/Heather Busch

Burton Silver/Heather Busch

Burton Silver/Heather Busch

Burton Silver/Heather Busch

Burton Silver/Heather Busch

Burton Silver/Heather Busch

Burton Silver/Heather Busch

Burton Silver/Heather Busch

Burton Silver/Heather Busch

Burton Silver/Heather Busch

Burton Silver/Heather Busch

Burton Silver/Heather Busch

Burton Silver/Heather Busch

Burton Silver/Heather Busch

Burton Silver/Heather Busch

Burton Silver/Heather Busch

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

7 thoughts on “War Paint

  1. Wonderful! Those photoshopping skills are impressive. My kids will love the Captain America and skeleton cats. I’m going to opt for the tartan cat as my favourite not out of patriotism but because of a fond memory of embarrassing my fashion conscious sister by wearing tartan tights in exactly that colour scheme to school.

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  2. Did you see their first book, “Why Cats Paint: A study of feline aesthetics” – I think I’ve got the title right. Many people thought that was for real, too.

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  3. Stunning and hilarious. Two of my favourite things!

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