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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11 Responses to Blackie

  1. Eva Tuesday 29 October, 2013 at 10:27 am #

    Beautiful animal! xx

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Fashion Follows Her Tuesday 29 October, 2013 at 3:25 pm #

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

  5. maggie Tuesday 29 October, 2013 at 6:32 pm #

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

  6. @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

  7. @SophieOverett Wednesday 30 October, 2013 at 2:30 am #

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

  8. 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.

  9. garconniere Wednesday 30 October, 2013 at 9:58 pm #

    Blackie looks so much like my cat!

    Also, had you seen these ones before? Gorgeous:

  10. Simone Tuesday 5 November, 2013 at 10:38 pm #

    Oh Blackie is so cute! I love cats


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