Striking Black Cat Photos Emphasize the Beauty of Their Darkness to Help Them Get Adopted

Photos of Black Cats by Casey Elise Christopher

Maggie

Black cats are a symbol of Halloween, but that association has often done more harm than good. In some folklore, particularly that of the American Pilgrims, they are seen as evil. This bias has carried through today, and the group has more trouble getting adopted than other colored felines. Animal advocate and pet photographer Casey Elise Christopher is working to change that with her striking portraits of inky-colored felines.

“For this series,” she tells My Modern Met in an email, “I photographed black cats against a black background to emphasize their beauty and showcase their personalities.” Their dark fur and backdrop make their other features—particularly their eyes—stand out. It’s as if we’re able to look into the soul of these creatures and have a sense of who they are. Some are timid while others are determined, but each is looking for love and acceptance.

“Black cats have the lowest adoption rates and the highest euthanasia rates, in part because they typically don’t photograph well,” Christopher explains. “I hope my photos inspire people to adopt black cats and to volunteer for their local shelter.”

Casey Elise Christopher showcases the striking beauty of inky-colored felines with black cat photos.

Black Cat Photos by Casey Elise Christopher

Eloise

Photos of Black Cats by Casey Elise Christopher

Rita

Photos of Black Cats by Casey Elise Christopher

Onyx

“Black cats have the lowest adoption rates and the highest euthanasia rates, in part because they typically don’t photograph well,” she says.

Photos of Black Cats by Casey Elise Christopher

Tux

Photos of Black Cats by Casey Elise Christopher

Luna

Photos of Black Cats by Casey Elise Christopher

Moon

“I hope my photos inspire people to adopt black cats and to volunteer for their local shelter.”

Photos of Black Cats by Casey Elise Christopher

Toby

Black Cat Photos by Casey Elise Christopher

Spike

Black Cat Photos by Casey Elise Christopher

Max

Black Cat Photos by Casey Elise Christopher

Frank

Black Cat Photos by Casey Elise Christopher

Luna

Black Cat Photos by Casey Elise Christopher

Trix

Photos of Black Cats by Casey Elise Christopher

Slinky

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My Modern Met granted permission to use photos by Casey Elise Christopher.

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One thought on “Striking Black Cat Photos Emphasize the Beauty of Their Darkness to Help Them Get Adopted

  1. kanewischer November 1, 2017 / 2:44 pm

    As a very proud owner of a black cat named Angus, I was so delighted by this post. I understand how hard it can be to photograph a black cat. These photos are very beautiful. Thank you.

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