I Spent Years Trying To Photograph Moments Of ‘Catisfaction’ (Part 3)



I like to call myself a “Catographer” because it’s been almost 6 years that I’ve been taking exclusively cat photos. I’ve worked on two main projects (“Passions” and the ongoing “C-AT Work”) before starting the Cats in Venice project that became a book in April 2018.

So during these years, I met many amazing cats, each one with different qualities and behaviors. I’ve always tried to catch cats’ expressions of satisfaction, or ‘Catisfaction’ as I like to call it, a sort of happy face or feeling. These attempts were previously featured on Bored Panda.

This is what I like the most ‒ when cats show some kind of happiness. Many people say that cats don’t smile as dogs do… Well, this is the proof that cats can smile as well!

So, I made a selection of photos from different cat projects I’ve implemented during these years that shows what ‘Catisfaction’ looks like. I don’t know if they are really happy or not but their faces in moments of relaxation, when they are enjoying cuddles, make me smile and give me a sense of peace that seems like happiness.

I like cats because they don’t do what you want them to do. They understand us very well, but they choose not to do what you are asking for. I think this is why people think they are antisocial. This is also what I appreciate in these photos the most ‒ it is all so spontaneous, no one can tell them to ‘be satisfied’ and it makes me realize that these moments are very precious and intimate. That’s how ‘Catisfaction’ looks like!

More info: mariannazampieri.it

#1 Catisfied Colony Cats

#2 Catisfied Emma

#3 Catisfied Tabby

#4 Catisfied Matta

#5 Catisfied Ricky

#6 Catisfied Ruffy

#7 Catisfied Eia

#8 Catisfied Romeo

#9 Catisfied Mino

#10 Catisfied Codamozza

#11 Catisfied Grigetta

#12 Catisfied Ginger

#13 Catisfied Enrica

#14 Catisfied Pallina

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