Edmund – 4 month old Himalayan Persian, wet after having a bath.
Edmund was Rachael’s own cat, a crazy, grubby but lovable character. When Eddie was older, Rachael would come home to find Eddie sitting in the gutter outside her house often dripping wet and covered in leaves and slugs from lazing in the garden and rolling around in the streets, he was a true gutter snipe. From an early age Eddie was a grub, so Rachael had to teach Eddie to be comfortable with having a bath. When he was a tiny kitten she would take him in the shower with her to get him use to water, he never scratched or fidgeted, he actually seemed to enjoy the feeling of the warm water soaking his fur. Ed was never that fond of being brushed though, so when his full coat came in, Eddie starting having to have regular visits to the groomers for his bath and a fur trim; happily he would hang out with the others being groomed, mostly dogs, and then come home smelling and looking like a powder puff, this never lasted long, before long he would be back out in the gutter, in the rain, collecting his slug friends and then waltzing back into the house dropping dead leaves, dirt and snails as he wandered down the hallway to get his dinner, which he ate while Rachael pulled the slugs out of his now not so immaculate fur.
This image of Edmund (aka Eddie) featured as the cover of Rachael’s book 101 Cataclysms: For the Love of Cats
Eddie was photographed by Rachael using her 4x5 inch Toyo View Camera with Pos/Neg B&W Polaroid Film, against a fabric backdrop, using a large Octo Elinchrom Softbox Studio Flash.
* This image is from Rachael’s earlier work, which were all photographed using a Large Format 4x5 inch Film Camera, and occasionally a 8x10 inch Polaroid Camera. Rachael used a very shallow depth of field when photographing with film cameras, this gives these images a softer more painterly quality when printed, the prints still look stunning in all sizes and make magnificent Art pieces, they just don’t appear quite as crisp as an image created on a digital camera.
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