I’m grateful that my cats are patient subjects. While I’ve often used them as subjects when experimenting with different techniques and with different gear, recently I wanted to take a different approach. I tried to see the light first - its direction, quality, tone, and quantity. I wanted to be guided less by the moves and poses of my subject and more by how the light and my cat interacted. Patience. Waiting. A click here, a click there. The series that you’ll find below felt different yet more true than much of my work recently. With less overall exposure, more contrast, a more matte feel, and a narrow focus on the interplay between light and subject, I was OK ‘breaking’ other ‘rules’ of composition.