Men & Cats - New photo series by David Williams
I'm always looking for ways to challenge and even debunk the crazy cat lady stereotype. For someone who quit her job to set up a luxury cat products company, I'm no stranger to the sexist and often negative remarks directed at female cat owners (especially if they are single).
But what of all the cat men out there? It's frustrating that cat ownership is discussed in terms of gender so often. Sharing life with a cat or cats is a wonderful thing enjoyed by all sorts of different individuals.
Photographer David Williams (26) lives with his girlfriend and his cat in Brooklyn NY (pictured below). In his newly published photographic series, aptly titled 'Men & Cats' Williams explores the relationship that his male friends and acquaintances share with their felines. His series attempts to eliminate the stereotype of the crazy cat lady by showing that cats are also man's best friend.
"I found the way society genderizes animal ownership very compelling," he tells the Mail. "As a portrait photographer, I was interested in capturing the relationships of my male friends and their feline friends.
"I want to show that regardless of the stereotypes put on cat ownership, many people have found the joy that cat companionship can bring,"
The full Men & Cats series can be seen on Williams' website: http://www.davidswilliamsphotography.com/men-cats