In 1949, Walter Chandoha adopted a stray kitten in New York. When he began taking pictures of his new pet, Loco, he was so inspired by the results that he started photographing kittens from a local shelter, thereby kickstarting an extraordinary career that would span seven decades.
Walter Chandoha. Cats. Photographs 1942–2018 is published by TaschenWalter Chandoha.