Blackie was the cat of photographer Gjon Mili, who was best known for his work for Life magazine. you can see a beautiful series he did with Picasso that i previously blogged about here. i was digging more into his work when i noticed that Blackie appears in a lot of his shoots – it seems that his feline friend accompanied him to the studio (and really enjoyed it).

all photos by Gjon Mili

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  • Reply Eva Tuesday 29 October, 2013 at 10:27 am

    Beautiful animal! xx

  • Reply Lynn Tuesday 29 October, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Those are adorable! I’m not usually a cat fan, but something tells me I would have liked this one. My favorites were with the gymnast and looking at the cat image in the Saul Steinberg mural.

  • Reply Hanni / Troistudios Photography Tuesday 29 October, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    These photos remind me of the time in art school when a friend of mine brought her cat into the studio. Sometimes its footprints ended up on drawings which were lying on the floor. Having cats around is great.

  • Reply Fashion Follows Her Tuesday 29 October, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    What a beautiful fur baby…. I love black cats.

  • Reply maggie Tuesday 29 October, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    Love this! I have to start taking more photos with my Calico cat :)

  • Reply @RDplacement Tuesday 29 October, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    Phtgrphr #GjonMili had a cat named Blackie, who enjyd joining Mili in his studio-which resulted in a series of photos

  • Reply @SophieOverett Wednesday 30 October, 2013 at 2:30 am

    These old photos of photgrapher Gjon Mili’s cat, Blackie, are basically the greatest.

  • Reply Hila Wednesday 30 October, 2013 at 9:24 am

    You know that last photo where he’s gazing off into the distance in disdain? Yep, that’s my kitty’s expression when he lies next to me as I talk to my computer in frustration.

  • Reply garconniere Wednesday 30 October, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Blackie looks so much like my cat!

    Also, had you seen these ones before? Gorgeous:

  • Reply Simone Tuesday 5 November, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Oh Blackie is so cute! I love cats

  • Reply Happy Halloween | Lady Nine Wednesday 5 February, 2014 at 5:00 am

    […] Even though I’m a dog person, I do love these photos of Blackie. […]

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