There are people in the world who are liked by animals for some reason. Near that person, cows and goats that no one misses make a sweet cry, and the normally ferocious chickens become quiet. Some people are called "cat abilities" who gather cats at their feet just by walking around the city.
Masayuki Oki , a cat photographer, is probably one of those “cat abilities”. The photo book "Busyan" of the cats in the downtown area taken by Mr. Oki will be on sale soon.
Oki-san's cat photos are often "one of the miracles." The decisive moments of various "outside cats" such as stray cats living in downtown, local cats, and home cats going out are captured.
For example, see the following picture. A flower is placed on the cat's head. It is said that this flower was picked up by Mr. Oki and dedicated to this cat.
However, it is extremely difficult for ordinary people to put flowers on the heads of outside cats, regardless of their own cats. It's easy to get hated and run away, or get scratched if you're not good at it. However, I was allowed to put flowers on it, and I was allowed to take more pictures. This can be said to be evidence that Mr. Oki is a “cat capable person”.
According to Mr. Oki, there are times when the cat is waiting on the fence even when he is thinking, "I'm tired today, so let's go home without taking a picture." The cat, which had been curled up until then, suddenly started to move and took various poses just like, "Hey, do you want to take a picture?" I'm sure there is something like a pheromone coming out of Mr. Oki's body, right?
By the way, another feature of Mr. Oki's photographs is the "synchronized" cats. The two cats are in line with each other.
In plays, movies, and dramas, the synchronized movements of the two actors are meant to express "the intimacy of the two" and "the eerieness of a specially trained group." Synchro cats should not have received special training, so they are probably intimate. Even so, being able to capture this moment is a remarkable achievement for Mr. Oki, a cat talented person.
Another feature is that there are many beautiful cats. For example, Hone-san, the signboard cat of Kitasenju's flower shop "Decora". She is a crisp cool beauty.
In that way, Mr. Oki takes a picture of a miracle and a beautiful cat. Why is the title of Mr. Oki's photo book "Busyan"?
According to Mr. Masayuki Oki, this title pays homage to the cat "Busyan" who invited Mr. Oki from the world of apparel to the world of photography. "Busyan," which can be said to have changed Mr. Oki's life, is a cat with the personality of a "senior."
Please check the photo book for the relationship between Mr. Oki and senior "Busyan" and the current situation of seniors.
The release date of the photo book "Busyan" is December 18th. Amazon.co.jp etc. are already accepting reservations. For those who say "I can't wait until December 18th!", There is also a postcard. If you would like to purchase, please check the contact information on Mr. Oki's blog.
(The images in the article have been reprinted from Oki's Instagram with the permission of the author, Masayuki Oki. It is said that the images in the article are included in the photo book "Busyan". Not limited. Please note this point)