With remarkable intimacy and dignity, Miyazaki Tsuyoshi portrays cats in her neighbourhood. Rather than a collection of cute cat pictures, Cat Catcher in the Rye meets its subjects at eye-level, at times giving the illusion that wanted their lives documented.
I take photographs of cats because I love them.
But the fate of a stray or abandoned cat is a grim one.
No matter how exquisite the light
It is this thought that looms when I look at them.
So I find the cats around me that need help
and then I take the photographs.
― Statement from Tsuyoshi Miyazaki