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Cat Behind the Camera. Photograph by Ronald Kuntz, March 1956. Source: Corbis.

Our Cleveland cameraman will never ask his subjects to “Look at the birdie.” If there were one, He’d probably eat it himself, since he happens to be a cat. The feline photographer, name Tige, is just getting started as a shutterbug. And judging from his first attempts at photography, Tige probably will spend several of his nine lives trying before he’s a professional. What happens when Tige experiments with his master’s camera equipment is the subject of these photos by United Press staff photographer Ronald Kuntz.

Cat Behind the Camera. Photograph by Ronald Kuntz, March 1956. Source: Corbis.

Our Cleveland cameraman will never ask his subjects to “Look at the birdie.” If there were one, He’d probably eat it himself, since he happens to be a cat. The feline photographer, name Tige, is just getting started as a shutterbug. And judging from his first attempts at photography, Tige probably will spend several of his nine lives trying before he’s a professional. What happens when Tige experiments with his master’s camera equipment is the subject of these photos by United Press staff photographer Ronald Kuntz.

Katje in fototoestel (kitten in camera), undated, by Willem van de Poll (1895-1970). Source: Nationaal Archief (The Netherlands).

Katje in fototoestel (kitten in camera), undated, by Willem van de Poll (1895-1970). Source: Nationaal Archief (The Netherlands).

Studio portrait of four kittens on a carpeted stool, ca. 1895-1925. Compton’s Studio, Brigham City, Utah.
Source: Compton’s Studio Photograph Collection; Utah State University’s Merrill-Cazier Library. Via Mountain West Digital Library.

Studio portrait of four kittens on a carpeted stool, ca. 1895-1925. Compton’s Studio, Brigham City, Utah.

Source: Compton’s Studio Photograph Collection; Utah State University’s Merrill-Cazier Library. Via Mountain West Digital Library.

Photograph of an unidentified woman, in bed, with one cat. Undated. Source: Fedor Stepun Papers, General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.

With envelope labelled: Amalia.

Photograph of an unidentified woman, in bed, with one cat. Undated. Source: Fedor Stepun PapersGeneral Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.

With envelope labelled: Amalia.

Gone Fishing by Wooway1 on Flickr.

Gone Fishing by Wooway1 on Flickr.

Tippy. Source: janwillemsen on Flickr.

Tippy. Source: janwillemsen on Flickr.

Cyanotype by unknown photographer, 1899. Via PhotoSeed.

Cyanotype by unknown photographer, 1899. Via PhotoSeed.