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Project 52: Framed

The theme for our project 52 this week is “Framed”. It’s been a hectic week so I haven’t had much of a chance to get the camera out during the day. At 10pm and the deadline looming, I grabbed my backdrop, a beautiful basket a friend bought me (thanks Nyssen!) and my cheeky cat Lexi and got to work! With no natural light in sight and only the house lights to use, this was a fun little challenge.

Lexi is my little rescue cat from Paws 4 Life in Hamilton. I adopted her in late 2013 as a tiny nine month old. She’s had a tough life in the past, ending up at Paws 4 Life after being rescued from a cat hoarder. She found it really difficult to settle in our house, spending the first month or two hiding in my bedroom under the duvet. But gradually she got braver and braver, sneaking inside and finding a warm lap to cuddle up on. Now she is a real character, following me and the dogs on our walks down the farm, keeping all the dogs and Opie the horse in line on a daily basis, and always voicing her demands loud and clear to whoever is nearest! She is so laid back and is happy to be carried around like a baby, put into all sorts of baskets and hops on the motorbike or in the car whenever I get home. She’s made a real transformation over the past year and a bit, and has become a very special part of the family.

Lexi the cat in a basket for a studio portrait
Lexi the cat in basket for a studio portrait near Hamilton, New Zealand

The Beautiful Beasties Project 52 is a global blog circle of professional pet photographers, all working to a set theme each month. The next photographer in the blog circle is Trina Bauer Photography from State College, Pennsylvania. Scroll down to the bottom of each post to find the link to the next photographer. I love seeing what all the other photographers throughout the world get up to each week!

Cynthia Wood - Lexi looks so cute in the basket. I love your story about her transformation.

Photos By Erin S. - I love the last shot. I can almost hear her purring!

Marianne Cherry - love that basket – and that sweet kitty – the composition in that last shot is wonderful! I’m SO enjoying getting to experience the other side of the world through your eyes!

Jennifer - love the use of the basket handle as frame, that face in the bottom one! too cute

Ruth Gwyther - What a beautiful cat and stunning photos

Trina Miller Bauer - Love reading her story! Terrific photos!

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