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Kayla in her office

Kayla in her office

Kayla at Work

Kayla at Work
John Szarkowski asked of the photograph “is it a mirror, reflecting a portrait of the artist who made it, or a window, through which one might better know the world?” For me the photograph is both of these things. I see myself in my subjects, however they are only surrogate. My subjects play the dual role of myself and their self, and it’s in this sense I use photography as a way to explore that which I do not know or yet understand while I am also photographing some aspect I do directly relate to.

When I get paid, we can go out to eat

When I get paid, we can go out to eat

Kayla Bauer in her office

Kayla Bauer in her office

Kayla Bauer in 2015

Kayla Bauer in 2015

The Cats on Slate

BEHOLD! The cats have pounced on @slate today. Thank you @beholdphotos and David Rosenberg BEHOLD the photoblog of Slate

Marty’s last catches

Marty’s last catches

I began collecting them and freezing them for some unknown purpose. Today we bury her with her little critters.
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Published:
New York Times Lens Blog

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Artful and Disarming Photos of a Feral Cat Colony

Saddest Day

So today is day 1 of 3. The saddest day in a long time. Last night we were advised there was now room at the shelter for the last of the kittens we have been socializing for months. Kayla’s facebook post says it best: “…We just got back from bringing the last nine kittens to the shelter to be adopted out. I feel like a traitor and quite honestly a bit dead inside. I think it will help if I tell myself that soon they won’t remember who I was invited by @patricialaydorsey I invite @victor_cobo
Published:
New York Times Lens Blog
http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/05/02/family-photos-of-feral-felines/

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Free Range

Untamed and uncaged

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Published:
New York Times Lens Blog

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Artful and Disarming Photos of a Feral Cat Colony

Today on @featureshoot!

Today on @featureshoot!

Artful and Disarming Photos of a Feral Cat Colony

See also: the New York Times LENS Blog http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/05/02/family-photos-of-feral-felines/

Adventures in Ornithology Part 8 (conclusion)

Adventures in Ornithology
Part 8 (conclusion)
Edgar was finally in his tree, and made it back to his nest. His parents no longer chirped angrily and instead sang their happiest song – the lyrics sound something like this: “Tweeet Tweeet Tweeeet doooooo doooooo doooooo doooooo…” The feral kitties never bothered Edgar or his parents in their time of great distress

Adventures in Ornithology Part 7

Adventures in Ornithology
Part 7
Edgar seemed ready to give this another try – third time’s a charm they say! He was so excited to get up that tree he climbed all the way to the top of the Human Jason

Adventures in Ornithology Part 6

Adventures in Ornithology
Part 6
Edgar was now quite far from home. However, as Human Jason approached, Edgar seemed pleased. Just after this image was taken, Edgar jumped up, flapped and landed on the human’s iPhone

Adventures in Ornithology Part 5

Adventures in Ornithology
Part 5
(Photo taken through binoculars)
Edgar ran away from home! Or maybe, in an attempt to bypass his branch and get to his nest he tried flying – a feat he is yet too young to master – and instead he missed and landed on the ground. Mom and Dad were again not happy

Adventures in Ornithology Part 4

Adventures in Ornithology
Part 4
Home at last! Well, closer to home, just down the block because Human Jason is too big and yet too small to reach Edgar’s house