I first met cats on the internet. If the internet is bountiful with one thing, it is cats – their memes and videos. From this sprung yearning to really interact with cats. I spent a lot of time at Rehana Mohammed Shakir’s Pet Therapy and Surrogate Pet Programme, and learned so much about cats in there.

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Everyone at Rehana’s had unique personalities, they were all special and precious, they amazed me. Was it a miracle? Was it the way Rehana raised them? I explored further and ended up bringing two cats home. It’s been more than two years since then, and I have been learning more about them every day. They still amaze me, so I set out to photograph animal portraits starting with cats. This series is a tribute to all the cats. They are highly misunderstood sometimes, and I hope to showcase them in their various moods as “little people”.

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