Journey-initial idea 1

The initial idea of taking photos of the cats came from a question of where did the cats go and what did they do at nights. As a volunteer cat feeder, I had the chance of getting close to the cats. Even though the cats stay in a certain area as their territory, there are actually many interaction among them, which often surprises us.

However, it was not easy to know when and where exactly the cats were going on ‘adventure’. Even if I saw something interesting and unusual going on, I failed to capture the moments as they really ran very fast…… More often I got the photos of their cozy life downstairs campus halls.

All these cats are so different, as I approach them and get to know them more. This turned out to be more like a journey of me getting closer to these cats instead of the journey of the cats themselves.


This is Milky. She loves to lie around on the ground or beneath the cars. She gets distracted so easy when we are feeding her and we always end up ‘begging’ her to eat. Otherwise, she will look at you with her innocent eyes, asking for more food when you just distribute all the cans.

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This is Charlie. She has FLV and sadly no teeth to chew the food. Only smashed can food can be given to her and she always runs towards us when we call her. She is just like a little kid when she kneads on my legs as I sit down near her.DSC07344DSC07345 DSC07346 DSC07347



Meet Zero the younger black cat! He loves to rub his head against our legs and when we feed him. In this photo, I found it quite funny that he put his tail in the cracks on the ground.



This is Youth. He is picky about his can food. As we were told, he doesn’t like Satin, but sometimes he seems like he enjoys it. And he eats really a lot! He always appear in dark places and we only see him at night so it was actually not easy to take photo of him.DSC07363


This is another black cat called Champion. She was in a fight or incident once and therefore there were wounds on her ears. She is always very alerted and stops eating and even runs away when she hears sounds of cars or big group of people. I also discovered that she moves around in a bigger area than others. One time I saw her chasing after Youth and I took this photo before she ran fast.DSC07365

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4 thoughts on “Journey-initial idea 1”

  1. Chenyue this is a really nice concept! It’s interesting how you took the idea of following the cats around and interacting with them through your video! It seems a little difficult to follow them (especially if they run and jump into a drain oh no) but I hope you’ll get some good pictures/footage! I think maybe taking videos will capture their personalities more than photographs so that would be cool too! (Maybe borrow a GoPro from someone if some running is involved? Hopefully someone has one of those!)

  2. Excellent quality of the pictures, brilliant colours and subject awareness . . .
    but the idea of journey is not entirely clear from the pictures alone. Perhaps depicting ONE particular cat in a larger visible environment would help us visualise the storyline in clarity

    Overall, beautifully done and i am highly impressed with the pictures you’ve taken

  3. Caaaaats <3
    I love how you documented each one with their own unique personalities and all. Perhaps it is ambitious to attempt a cat's journey with all of them cuz like someone mentioned before I think, it becomes more of the cat feeder's journey. If you ever plan on exploring this concept (please do in your spare time even if this isn't the final) because you have lots of lovely little companions to explore ^^ Though yes, documenting animals in unpredictable and trying because for one very important thing, you cannot run after them sigh

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