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New photos show cats in a way that you've never seen them before

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A photographer has come up with a completely new way of looking at cats.

By Ashley Murphy

Published on the 24/03/2019, 11:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:50

Andrius Burba, 26, gathered together a bunch of cats from a show in Kaunus, Lithuania, He placed the cats on a glass top table and started photographing them from underneath. The resulting snaps are both hilarious and very cute.

A new perspective

Speaking to the Metro, Andrius said:

"This method of photographing animals always surprises with funny and cute results, which cannot be made any way other than taking the photos from underneath."

He continued:

"I have a portable studio, which means that I can photograph anywhere, so the first thing that I do is build my studio. ‘I use a glass table, put the background up, prepare the lightning and put the camera on the ground, underneath the glass table, but connected to a computer so I can see the shots.”

It's painstaking work that requires loads of patience;  Andrius took over 3,800 photos! He found the work extremely rewarding, but admitted that some cats made better models than others. He said:

"Some cats are easy to play around with and get interesting poses from, and others don’t care about my photography and it is difficult to make them focus on a toy or treat."

"My job with the playful ones is to get as many poses as I can before they lose their interest and with shy cats, I give them more time to adjust, pet them and hope they will feel more playful soon so that I could get a wider variety of shots."

More animals shown from below

The underlook project has its own website selling a range of merchandise, including t-shirts and prints. The Instagram page has over 4,000 followers.  It shows off all the cat pics, as well as undershoots of other animals including dogs, horses, and even a snake!


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