The Maine Coon is one of the largest domesticated cat breeds. It has a distinctive physical appearance and valuable hunting skills. It is one of the oldest natural breeds in North America, specifically native to the state of Maine, where it is the official state cat. They are thelargest of the domesticated cats, and they are as close as you could safely get to having an actual lion in your house.
Photographer Robert Sijka loves Maine Coons, so much so that he breeds them with his wife in Hong Kong.
“After the birth of the first kittens, we came to the question, how to present our cats to the world? I think my journey with photography started at this moment. I decided that my pictures must be something special, just like Maine Coons are special. After several thousands of photos, I ended up with my current style and great pleasure from working with these amazing animals.”
“One of the most frequently asked questions is “how to keep a cat still for a photo?” My answer is always the same, it is not possible. Cats are not dogs, you can not order them to sit still and that’s why I think working with cats is a bigger challenge. So, people ask “how it is possible that my cats look like they pose for a photo” My secret is contained in two words, practice and patience.”
Robert does occasionally do photoshoots for clients, but 99% of his ‘models’ are from his and his wife’s own 20 cats and kittens, which keep them both extremely busy.
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