In April, I did a profile on Marianna, an amateur photographer in Vicenza, Italy, who photographs stray cats and also does her part to help homeless cats find their forever homes. You can read her first profile here and learn more about what she does for stray and rescued cats.
With her love for cats and photography, Marianna started a project she calls Passions. Marianna tells us about her project, where she photographs professions from singers and writers to artists and dancers – with cats!
Marianna is quick to point out that all of her pictures are taken with respect for each cat, nothing is pretend or forced. She creates the atmosphere (with the model) and just waits for the cat to do what he wants.
Passions by Marianna
After a couple of years of photographing cats, I decided to do something different. So, I thought about my new project called ‘Passions’.
Through the photos of this project, I try to capture the relationship between cats and the people they live with when they are sharing moments of pleasure, engaged in a particular art or a pastime they like best.
Thanks to this project, I have had the possibility to meet new people and so many different cats, each with a different character, different behavior and habits.
Every chapter of Passions has a different theme and it is not always easy to realize; cats are very unpredictable and this is the hardest part of the project. They just don’t do want you want, when you want. I cannot expect anything; I just try and wait to see what happens.
From the beginning of the project, I have created 16 different volumes and I am very proud of the result.
Selections from Passions
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The volume shown below is a special edition of Marianna’s project, called Street Edition. In Marianna’s own words:
“This is a special edition of my photo project, born by chance when I was lucky enough to attend a lunch led by a volunteer with a cat colony in Rome.
I took these pictures that really excited me, with evidence of a deep and profound bond, and I realized that maybe they could be the subject of a new chapter, a sort of ‘Street’ album, special and unintentional.
Dedicated to all of the volunteers who make the cats of the colony their passion without asking anything, but receiving a pure love that I know they will recognize in these pictures. Thank you to all for your work.”
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And finally, two of Marianna’s favorite photos, naturally, her boyfriend and her cat!
A big thank you to Marianna for sharing her beautiful “Passions” project with us – and also for helping stray and homeless cats. You can follow Marianna on Instagram and Flickr and also connect with her I gatti di Vicenza Facebook page, which is her page dedicated to helping rescued cats find forever homes in Italy.
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50 thoughts on ““Passions” with Photographer Marianna”
Again with the need for a “love” button. Wow! Those are fabulous!!
Thanks a lot :)
The Florida Furkids
what a wonderful project and pictures!!
Great shots! :-)
The photos are so relaxed and natural and full of love…….she’s found some wonderful subjects to photograph for her project.
Hugs, Pam and Sam
This is such a beautiful project! It pretty much combines two of my biggest passions: cats and photography! This has inspired my to try something similar. Thanks for sharing it!
I look forward to seeing what you come up with!
How beautiful! PURRS.
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Aww, thank you! I will definitely go check it out!
Wonderful photos! Thank you for sharing Marianna’s work and interview with us … she really captures the interaction and emotional exhange between humans and cats! :)
Those are pawsum fotos. Fanks fur sharin’.
Thanks a lot :)
Love them all but the street cats ones affected us the most. Much love from a cat who really shouldn’t know love but does.
Thank You so much for your words ❤️
What a delight! Thank you for sharing this awesome project with us!
Thank You so much!!! Love all your comments ☺️
Those photos are just beautiful!
What a beautiful project! Marianna is an incredibly talented lady and her passions certainly shine through in her work.
Those are so lovely and it’s great how nothing is forced and she takes photos of the “true characters” of the cats.
I love these photos! So pretty!
What a delightful project!!! Those photos are exquisite!! catchatwithcarenandcody
We adore this project and the photography is outstanding.
Every photo is beautiful, thank you for sharing these.
I follow her on Instagram and love her photos. I love that she doesn’t force the photos and just creates the mood and waits for the right the moment. I think the street theme and the dancer theme are my favorites.
The ballet picture is the first one I ever saw and I fell in love with her work. :-)
Thank You so much! Your words make me so proud!! ❤️
What gorgeous, glamorous photos! Meow-WOW!
These are beautiful and what a great idea. I did get a bit confused when reading who was ‘I’ – you or the photographer. I assume you are interviewing her. There are so many homeless cats it breaks my heart.
Oops, sorry! Yes, my profile pieces are done interview style and in their own words. :-)
Just awesome photos.
Oh my gosh! What a beautiful project and truly amazing pics! I love it!
What a fantastc project, I love Black and White photography and the photos were amazing, thanks
I absolutely loved the street photos!! Oh my were they ever great!! This is really a fantastic project, and I enjoyed her “passion” for knowing she’s doing her part to see kitties getting adopted!
Love the images! She captures something special!! Cats Rule!!!
Thank you all! Your comments are so beautiful! I Don’t know how to Thank You One by One ❤️
Such a beautiful project and beautiful photos. I have started following on Insta. It’s amazing the difference good photos can make for rescues
These are lovely. What a talented photographer. ☺
I’m now following her Instagram channel – beautiful and I love the street edition pics. BUT my fav is one of her on the piano. It’s such a beautiful moment captured. Thanks for sharing these!
These are gorgeous photos! She is so talented, I especially love the street edition.
It is lovely to see cats with their people. Thank you for sharing this follow up post – glad to see more of Marianna’s work.
Beautiful photos! We loved seeing the photos of the Persians.
Gorgeous photos! What a talent! (I might be biased, but I like the orange kitty pics the best.) And for the record, there need to be WAY more pics of men with cats on the internet!
This project is amazing and inspiring! I just love the way she is able to capture the essence of both the human and the cat at once. Absolutely beautiful.
Love this post. Kitties are the most amazing subjects. Their eyes speak so much.
Emma and Buster
Gorgeous photos, what a great project – she really captured the moments!
These photos are so stunning! Beautiful cats & photos, what a great project!
Love & biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them
Once again awesome ! =^..^=