In 2013, Catalan photographer Alicia Rius discovered the hairless cats (Sphynx) and since then, they became her obsession. She would look for cat models in Craigslist, Facebook and asking around.

After her work went viral in 2015, she has devoted much time to create a complete, solid body of work around the breed called “The Disturbing Beauty of the Sphynx Cat”, a series of photos where she explores the breed’s beauty within their oddity.

“A cat without that protective coat, allows me to recognize and experience each emotion and sensation the Sphynx cat is experiencing, as it was exposed on its raw, naked flesh,” she explains.

In the end, she wants the reader “to be complete with an understanding and appreciation of this breed, so much as to look at the Sphynx with utter amazement.”

If you have a Sphynx and want to participate in her Photo Book Project, check out the information here.

More info: aliciariusphotography.com | Instagram

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putri cinta
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4 years ago

fotogenic....

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Lena Sterling
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4 years ago

i don't know exactly why, but this picture makes me sad.

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Silent Skeleton
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4 years ago

I love the eyes :o)

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PetruF
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4 years ago

You talkin' to me?

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Volkan Başoğlu
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4 years ago

And I will always love youuuuuuuuaaaaauaaua!

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Venomous Sloth
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4 years ago

Stop... Hammer time!

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Mimis Nachbarin
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4 years ago

It is actually very very nice to touch Sphynx cats. They're warm and super soft ( and of course cuddly, like most cats). And they're not completely hairless - which can be perfectly seen at this picture. Meow.

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Emre
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4 years ago

Looks like she has a umbilical hernia

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lemontzz aide
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4 years ago

the way that skin works underneath ...

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Meowoui
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4 years ago

Look its a plan, a bird in the sky...No it is super Kitty to the rescue

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PetruF
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4 years ago

Don't p*ss off this old m*********er!... He's got 3 sharp canines and he's not afraid to use them

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Meowoui
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4 years ago

Majestic

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Amanda
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4 years ago

Like a lion

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Eray Yazgaç
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4 years ago

Amen!

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Amanda
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4 years ago

If u like it then u should've put a ring on it

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Stellou
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4 years ago

Someone's been in the bath too long :-)

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Meowoui
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4 years ago

Dude that was the best ever.

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Amaranthim Talon
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4 years ago

Is she missing an arm? :(

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Eray Yazgaç
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4 years ago

Like cow's nose

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Amaranthim Talon
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4 years ago

Fibonacci spiral

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person (i think)
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4 years ago

nice spot pattern!

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PetruF
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4 years ago

Some privacy, please?

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LuckyPineapple
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4 years ago

DA BLUB

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Meowoui
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4 years ago

Don't cry pretty kitty, I love you

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Meowoui
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4 years ago

Silk

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Meowoui
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4 years ago

contortionist

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LuckyPineapple
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4 years ago

so much blorpidy!

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Meowoui
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4 years ago

And down we go, one, two, three

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Meowoui
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4 years ago

Iron me please

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Meowoui
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4 years ago

Yes, my I help you

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Sofie Norrgård
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4 years ago

Air saxophone

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Amaranthim Talon
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4 years ago

"Draw me like one of your French girls..."

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Meowoui
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4 years ago

This is the way I take a bath, take a bath

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Amaranthim Talon
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4 years ago

Cat yoga

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Halsey Hinson
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4 years ago

It looks like a map of the stars on her skin.

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Meowoui
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4 years ago

Dance kitty dance

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Meowoui
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4 years ago

Soft and warm

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Meowoui
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4 years ago

I washed behind my ears see

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Meowoui
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4 years ago

I got your back, my friend

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Meowoui
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4 years ago

Still waiting

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Meowoui
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4 years ago

Hey, who folded me over

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Виктория Данюкова
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2 years ago

Unfortunatelly I'm allergic to cats and thought I would never have one. But I read the article when hairless cats are described and detailes https://catspro.com/hairless-cat-breeds.html and felt happy

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