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Analogue Adventures with Momo the Siamese Cat!

In celebration of World Cat Day, I decided to share my analogue adventures with my mischievous yet purr-fectly paw-some feline baby, Momotaro the Siamese Cat!

Photo by plasticpopsicle

Taking photographs of 4-year-old Momo is very much like photographing a restless child. One minute he agrees to have his photo taken, then changes his mind and runs away after another. If I want a good photo of him, I need to chase him around, coax him to pose for me, bribe him with treats (or a belly rub, a hug, or a kiss!), or stealthily follow him wherever he goes. Sometimes, the chase would bring me to places not fit for a photograph, like under the table, under the bed, along a dark staircase, or on top of closets and cupboards out of my reach. But, I never give up; as he’s one of my favorite subjects, I always feel the need to have him caught on film!

My analogue adventures with Momo began two years ago when I bought my first plastic fantastic film camera, a multi-colored Holga 120 CFN. I told him that he would be the first subject for my Holga, and I kept my promise!

I decided to play around with the colorsplash of the Holga, and it seemed like Momo was a bit hesitant to stare directly in the camera after the first shot because of the flash. Even if the photos weren’t really spectacular, at least they’re LOL-worthy! We started calling him “Ultra-Cat” because of these photos:

Several months and newly-acquired analogue cameras later, I find myself chasing Momo around as often as I can. Most of the time, I take advantage whenever I see him sleeping peacefully or lounging lazily by the floor or window. Thankfully, he’s used to quick picture-taking sessions and wouldn’t mind me flashing a camera or two in front of him. When he’s in a good mood, he’d even strike an interesting pose!

Here are some of my best film portraits of my feline son:

Do you have your own purr-riffic story of your paw-some feline buddy? Why not share it with us through a comment below, or better yet, submit an article!

written by plasticpopsicle

9 comments

  1. kadense

    kadense

    awww!!!!!!

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  2. saidseni

    saidseni

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  3. icuresick

    icuresick

    Hello Momo! :D

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  4. dimmy2996

    dimmy2996

    I love this (: check out my babies http://www.lomography.com/homes/dimmy2996/photos/13957832 http://www.lomography.com/homes/dimmy2996/photos/13936188 http://www.lomography.com/homes/dimmy2996/photos/13936186
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  5. plasticpopsicle

    plasticpopsicle

    Momo says hi to everyone!

    @saidseni Interesting story! My cat also likes my dad! He often comes to my dad whenever I'm not home.

    @dimmy2996 Nice fisheye photos of your babies! I'm yet to have a nice photograph of my cat with a Fisheye!

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  6. natalieerachel

    natalieerachel

    Awwww I love my cat :)
    http://www.lomograph(…)os/12809156

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  7. marije

    marije

    Momo is adorable! Here's my furry baby, Mrs. Mia Wallace: http://www.lomograph(…)mia-wallace

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  8. plasticpopsicle

    plasticpopsicle

    Hello @natalieerachel and @marije, thanks for sharing your cute kitty photos! =^.^=

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  9. houda21

    houda21

    Awesome pictures you got at the end. Well done!

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