Cats occupy a very prominent position at Schilt Publishing & Gallery. For one thing, our logo is a cat. Not just any cat, but our famous Rhubarb, born in our house in 2008 when Maarten was away attending the British photography festival Rhubarb Rhubarb. He still leads a very contented life with Maarten and Maria Louise, his mother Dusha and ‘aunt’ Mirella. When we founded Schilt Publishing in 2009, we didn’t have to think twice about our logo. Rhubarb and his mesmerising gaze grace the spine of every book we have published since, immortalised by artist Paul van der Steen, who crafted the striking drawings of our tomcat. So we have long felt an obligation to our living legend Rhubarb to create a homage to the feline race in book form. Not just another book featuring these magnificent creatures, but a cat book like you’ve never seen before, filled with stunning photography by exceptional photographers. Which is why we invited professional photographers to send us their best cat photos.
Together with Sacha de Boer – chief editor of this book, Dutch photographer, journalist, TV presenter and of course first and foremost a huge cat lover – we selected the most inspiring submissions, with Sacha’s cat Julius, now deceased, taking pride of place on the cover. Renowned photographers featured in this book include Arthur Bondar, Machiel Botman, Rena Effendi, Anneke Hilhorst, Jason Houge, Martin Parr, Elliot Ross, Pentti Sammallahti, Pavel Smertin and Jindrich Štreit, to name just a few.
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Schilt Publishing & Gallery
Peter Martensstraat 121 1087 NA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
November 18, 2017 to January 31, 2018