I’m pretty sure that this cat’s look could conquer anyone! And he does…his parents call themselves his servants… and he has been keeping them in their place for over ten years.
Ever since I saw images of Kooshan (and yes he consistently looks this… intense!), I have had this image in my head. But poor Kooshan has been mysteriously unwell in bouts lately, and after catching up with his male servant Alan (also a very talented photographer, Photobat) it was decided to do the shoot the very next week while Kooshan was well. (good news is that he is still well! Well besides a black eye after walking into a door….)
Behind the scenes
The initial mock up… (luckily things progressed!)
The second mock up as decided he wasn’t looking… well… angry enough… and also decided i didn’t want him looking directly at the viewer but instead aloofly to the side.
The images used to complete the image….
Going through all the layers that made up this image in Photoshop…
Many thanks to Alan to assisting in what was the quickest cat photoshoot I have ever pulled off! (because of the cheese and Alan… not me!) And trusting me to do whatever was is my head… not an easy task I’m sure. It was kept as a secret from Kooshan’s female servant (aka Vikashni), and Alan kindly phoned me in for the reveal, the ooohhhs, ahhhhs and giggles made my day 🙂