What if the world was populated by giant cats. Imagine having a cuddle with your three-meter tall furry feline. Well you don’t have to imagine anymore. Russian artist Andrey Scherbak created more than 150 photos of oversized cats and has uploaded them onto Instagram for our viewing pleasure.
Andrey is a creative director for an advertising agency in Moscow but he is also a self-confessed animal lover: “I have two cats, male and female. The male cat is named Pif. I took him from an animal shelter as an adult, when he was already around 5 years old. The female cat is named Panya, and I found her in the street. Now she’s 6 years old. She’s autistic. I also have a Labrador named Rooney who is 3 years old. He can be seen in some of my photos. All of my pets get along very well and don’t fight.”
He explains that the idea for his giant cat project happened when he was looking through some old pictures. “I was looking through a photo album and one picture I had taken in a forest on a corporate retreat caught my eye, and that’s how the idea was born. I liked it, so I took another photo with the intention of placing a cat in it. I decided to create an Instagram account full of pictures of only me and cats because that’s not very different from the reality I live in. I lead a rather isolated way of life.”
Each picture usually takes about 4 hours to complete and most of the cat images he found on Google. He wanted to use pictures of his own cats but had trouble getting them to stay still long enough to get a good shot.
You can see more of Andrey’s pictures on Instagram