They are always there. The street sentinels. Witnesses in the night. The urban cats. Some insist a cat always prefers human company, a warm bed and provision of food and affection. So why are these felines out here? In the cat there is an independence like no other animal one shares a life with. A cat cannot be “owned.” A cat chooses you to be allowed to groom and feed and love him. If the unspoken pact somehow fails, then the cat, uncompromising, moves on to survive the cold, cruel streets on his own. But he is free. Forever free.
“I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.”
– Edgar Allan Poe
“If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve man, but deteriorate the cat.”
– Mark Twain
“Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this.”
– Author Unknown
“You may own a cat, but cannot govern one.”
– Kate Sanborn
I'm a Dubai based Pakistani Street photographer who is madly in love with the genre. Even though I try my best to convey the spirit of this wonderful city of my birth visually through my photography, the sounds and smells of the streets of downtown Dubai is something you'll have to experience for yourself. In addition to Street photography, I'm trying to further hone my pictorial skills enough to break into freelance photojournalism and fine art photography. I also enjoy taking photographs of stray cats - a personal project that is very close to my heart.