When we consider different types of pets, the world and society have different stereotypes embedded in them. For an example, the phrase “Crazy-cat-lady” is associated with cats and women. The earlier societies had a lot of housewives and widows, so it was typical for them to live in their houses with their cats, thus the stereotype.
These gender roles have changed drastically in the 21st century. A lot of women started to have higher education and working opportunities in professional fields just like men did. And at the same time, men got more relax, started working from home and newer concepts such as stay-at-home-dads came into existence. This is something that caught the eye of the talented photographer David Williams. In this article, we bring the artistic portrayal of the modern-day relationship between cats and men, stepping away from the norms. Scroll down to read more.
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Since 2009, Williams has been collecting photos of men who are at home with their cats. His photo series “Men and cats” have turned up to present the modern-day male interpretation of the ‘crazy-cat-lady’. The photos have turned out to be really interesting since the entire vibe changes when the house is occupied by a man with his cat. The setting, things around the home, how the duo poses, and almost everything.
So, we would like you to give your opinion about this photoshoot, which brings out the male experience at home with a cat. Share your opinions in the comments section below!