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Professional Cat Photographer Shoots Purr-Fect Pictures

Larry Johnson specializes in feline portraiture and travels around the world taking photos of his furry subjects. Filmmaker Mark Zemel captures a behind-the-scenes look at Johnson's unique profession in The Purrtraitist.

Read a Q&A with the photographer and filmmaker.

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