Professional cat photographers from all over the world are the ones creating these wonderful images.
Taking great digital pictures of our cats has always been our goal at Band of Cats. Weâ€™re always trying to get that one great shot. As determined as we are there are some photographers who have gotten some excellent results and have turned cat photography into an art.
They are the best of the best, the crÃ¨me of the crop. To help you experience their work first hand, weâ€™ve created a list of our favorite cat photographers whose work we greatly admire and find very inspirational.
These photographers have provided us with some fantastic images and helped us come up with new ideas for improving our own cat photography. Inspiration can come from anywhere really, but browsing through a website or a book by any of these photographers is a great way to get our creative juices flowing.
Taking your own pictures is a big thrill but if you donâ€™t fancy yourself as a photographer, or need something a little more professional, you can always turn to one of the photographers in our list or, failing that, find a good cat photographer of equal skill and experience in your area.
So without further delay, here is our official list of the 10 Top Cat Photographers from around the world.
Top Cat Photographers
Jane Burton – England
The Warren Photographic website has an extensive online picture library of cat photos taken by the world-famous photographer Jane Burton. Jane takes pictures of all types of animals but her cat photos are exceptional and a must see.
The people at Warren Photographic were kind enough to provide us with a couple of their cat images especially for this post.
Drop by the Warren Photographic website and spend some time looking around. There are lots to see. You can also buy any image if you find one you really like.
I donâ€™t know Janeâ€™s availability but wouldnâ€™t it be amazing to have a photo of your cat taken by Jane Burton?
Paddy Cutts â€“ England
We have the Complete Cat Book and keep it out to flip through from time to time for info and inspiration.
Any of Paddyâ€™s books are a joy to have around for any cat lover.
Yann Arthus-Bertrand – France
Yann is a very accomplished photographer and has a wide variety of subject in his photography. To see his cat photography youâ€™ll need to do a bit of clicking through his flash site to find them.
Visit Yann’s Website and click on section one . Select your language of choice. Once in the site click on Photographs at the top, select ‘Animals’ and then ‘Cats, Dogs and their masters’.
Jean-Michel Labat – France
You may have seen some of Jean images by now. Some of Jeanâ€™s images are featured on the art.com web site and on allposters.com. Jean is an animal photographer and his cat images are whimsical, clever and entertaining.
Hiding under the bed.
Adriano Bacchella – Italy
Adriano takes a wide variety of subjects including cats. He has taken Cat Photographs of many different species of cats from Bengal and Burmese to Sphinx and Ocicat.
Cats having fun with Boxes and Doors.
He is very good a capturing the personality of each cats in his image whether shooting in the studio or outdoors.
Take some time to browse through his cat images, theyâ€™re absolutely wonderful.
Tetsu Yamazaki – Japan
It would be nice to find some more pictures by Tetsu online. The few Iâ€™ve found make me want to see more.
Little kittens with big flowers
Pictures by Tetsu Yamasaki are in the Book â€œLegacy of the Catâ€ (which is now in itâ€™s 2ND edition) so Iâ€™ll have to get it next time I see it. Itâ€™s a fabulous tribute to the cat with gloriously unique photographs from cover to cover. Itâ€™s a true work of art.
Tetsuâ€™s work is scattered all over the internet on various sites. It would be nice to see a dedicated site of her work one day. Until then here are some of the many sites we found featuring Tetsuâ€™s work. Enjoy!
Chanan – United States
Chanan Feline Photography has examples of their fine studio work scattered throughout their site. The majority of their work is done in the studio and theyâ€™re true masters at getting their cats to pose just the right way for the camera.
A collection of some excellent studio based cat photography.
They have over 600,000 images spanning their 30 year career of almost every breed of cat. All their images are available through their Stock Photo service.
We found most of their cat images on their ‘Shows’ page, but look around their site and you’ll find more wonderful studio shots.
Weâ€™ll be visiting Chanan quite regularly, especially when we start some of our own studio for cats set-up here at Band of Cats.
Larry Johnson – United States
Here is another gifted cat photographer who has done some fantastic work with cats. He has captured some wonderful moments with many types of cats in groups and singles in a variety of locations.
A wonderful shot of five kittens in a basket.
Larry Johnson’s website doesnâ€™t feature enough of his images in my opinion. It would be nice to see more of his photography.
He travels to many cities in the US and does Home Sessions. If your interested check his schedule to see the next time heâ€™ll be in your area.
Terry Gruber – United States
A wonderful black & white image shot by Terry Gruber.
As a Cat Photographer he has produced a popular and funny series of books including â€œWorking Catsâ€, â€œCat High – The Yearbookâ€, â€œCat high: Paw printsâ€, and â€œFat Catsâ€. Youâ€™d be wise to buy yourself a copy of any of these books if you manage to track them down.
Alan Robinson – UK
Based in the UK, Alan has a very extensive portfolio of cat photography that features images of numerous varieties of cats. Most of his brilliant work is in the studio, but his location images are just as beautiful and inspiring.
A great example of Alan’s superb location cat photography.
I would chance to guess that he has one of the largest collections of cat photography available for viewing on the internet.
Drop by Alan’s website and spend some time looking through his images which must span most, if not all, of his photographic career. Youâ€™ll soon see what cat photography by a true master is all about.
That wraps up our list of Professional Cat Photographers. These are the Professional Cat Photographers that have captured our attention over the years. There are many other talented Cat Photographers that were not a part of this list, but unfortunately we canâ€™t include them all here, although we wish we could. Let us know in the comments if you have any favorite cat photographers youâ€™d like to add to our list.
If youâ€™re serious about hiring a professional cat photographer try contacting one of the photographers from our list or search for a cat photographer in your area.
You can also try this directory of cat photo studios to help get you started in your search. Good Luck!