Step right up! Step right up! Introducing the (somewhat wicked) Magician, our newest Character to the Carnival of Fur and Four Legs.
Indiana, the Magician, takes his job of making the rats ‘disappear’ a little too seriously. If you try explaining to this mildly wicked cat that it is all meant to be an ‘illusion’, well you will come out second best. Because as far as Indiana is concerned, the only place rats should be disappearing too… is his stomach.
Behind the Scenes
Spoiler Alert: There were no rats harmed in the making of this image.
Below are some of the images that I used to put together the image. I don’t actually usually show photos straight out of camera when shooting for a composite as they look, well, really really bad! I usually look at them and think, wow I am a really crap photographer. But there is a round about method to my crap photography madness. I usually have the exact image in my head of what I want and there is no way that any animal is capable of what I have in my imagination so I will approach the shoot in segments. If you have been on a shoot with me, you would of probably heard me say “ok, I’ve got the expression I want, now let’s work on the body” “ok, I’ve got the tail, lets work on the paws” and so on so on. And this gorgeous feline was no exception, although in saying that, I did use fewer shoots than usual, but Indiana’s Dad is a photographer so I have a feeling she has had a little practice at this modeling thing.
And then below is the speed edit of our little creative cat photography project.
Leading up to the shoot, Carlo, Indiana’s human was saying how difficult the shoot will possibly be, as she never sticks around whenever he brings out the camera. Which is fine, as that is the way with most cats, but I have always got there in the end. But in the end, the opposite was true! Below is a shot when we had finished with Indiana and I was playing around with some different angles for the hat… STILL POSING!
So lastly a mega thank-you to Indiana’s most excellent human Carlo who got excited by the idea and totally rolled with what I had in store for his beloved feline.
UPDATE: This image won a Gold Award and the Epson Signature Worthy Award at the AIPP Victorian Photography Awards. EEEEkkkkkkk! Chuffed x 11000
You can see other examples of my pet photography by clicking below!
Creative Pet Photography
And as always, keep in touch via the Newsletter or Social Media – see below!