Men & Cats is an endearing photo series by David Williams that aims to combat the stereotype that "real men don't like cats," while also providing opposition to the idea of the 'crazy cat lady.' The charming series offers a window into this world of companionship.
The series features portraits of guys with their feline companions photographed in their homes, revealing intimate moments between pet and owner. In this way, the Men & Cats series is a playful jab at unfair, rigid gender roles that require a lack of emotion from men and suggests the nurturing nature is a feminine quality.
Brooklyn-based photographer David Williams started the project in 2009, making it well-timed for current conversations around masculinity and showing weakness.