Retrocode

Retrocode

Categories: Animals | History | Photo project

LOLcats – this is a new fotoman on the Internet, where funny pictures of cats with funny captions and accompanying captions, often grammatically incorrect – as if it says the cat. Although this term appeared in 2006, the concept of "funny cats" rooted in the past. These photos were taken by American photographer Harry Whittier Frieze (1879-1953), who dressed his cats, Rags and Fluff and Pets your friends and neighbors, and then photographed them in human situations, often using labels and props.

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Freese used a specially created outfits that sewed by his mother, so the animals could stand for a desired image.

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"These unusual photographs of real animals were made possible only by patience and kindness on the part of the photographer," says Frieze.

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"Speed is the most important in this case, but often enough to be quick is not so easy."

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"The young animals can't hold position, just like our children, and all complicated by the fact that they cautiously behave in an unnatural situation for them".

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Frieze career as a photographer of animals in dresses started on the party of the birthday in 1906, when the table was transferred to a paper hat, which then was on the mind of a cat.

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Harry took the photo, and his career started in the same moment.

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He began to photograph animals and make images of the cards.

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Over time, his props and scenarios became more complex and intricate.

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His photographs were everywhere – on postcards, calendars, books, advertising and articles in popular magazines.

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In addition, he wrote the stories that accompanied the photos, to books and magazines.

Keywords: Archive | Cat | Retro

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