May 17th, 2012

Cooper’s First Home Photo Shoot

For years you have seen pictures Cooper takes around his neighborhood. But have you wondered what kind of photos Cooper would take in your own backyard?

Tony was the lucky winner of Cooper’s first home photo shoot, the prize of last month’s special Cooper raffle to benefit PAWS. Cooper enjoyed meeting Tony and photographing every nook and cranny of his yard. Watch the video!

While exploring the yard, Cooper met one of Tony’s five cats, Rowen. Rowen gets to enjoy the great (sort of) outdoors in his cat enclosure – sort of like a dog run – which protects him from other animals and traffic. A great idea for humans concerned about the safety of their pets! Rowen and Cooper spent a lot of time staring at each other, and vocalized their greetings with many forms of meows, hisses and growls. Our interpretation was Cooper: “Why are you in a dog run?” And Rowen: “You’re the one on a leash, buddy.”

It was a fun afternoon, and a treat for Cooper to be able to shoot photos in a new location! This month Cooper raised $127 for PAWS, the Progressive Animal Welfare Society.

Speaking of paws, Cooper is currently licking his own, while reading his photo book. If you haven’t seen his book yet, check it out!

May 9th, 2011

Australia, Meet Cooper

This weekend Cooper had a live television appearance, this time in Australia. G’day!

The TODAY SHOW Australia interviewed the Photographer Cat during the Sunday morning WEEKEND TODAY program. Cooper has had many television appearances, but never one with such a drastic change in timezone.  Fortunately he stayed awake for almost all four minutes.

Our conversation with host Alicia Gorey was fun, and she asked lots of great questions about Cooper, his photo project, and his photo book, CAT CAM.  In case you missed it, watch Cooper’s segment right here!

Host Alicia Gorey chats with Cooper and his humans, Deirdre and Michael Cross.

The Photographer Cat was finally able to relax once we were off the air.

Cooper is currently curled up to the laptop, responding to new fan mail from Australia.

February 14th, 2011

Cooper on “Must Love Cats”

Hello, old friends and new friends!  It’s possible that you just found out about Cooper from his recent appearance in the series premiere of Animal Planet’s new program, “Must Love Cats,” or perhaps you’ve been following him since he shot his very first photo back in 2007.  Either way, we are so glad that you have found Cooper!

Did you know that Cooper has a photo book? Be sure to order your copy of “Cat Cam: The World of Cooper the Photographer Cat.”  You will also find Cooper limited edition photo prints (both framed and unframed), along with Cooper t-shirts and more in the Gallery Store!

In case you missed Cooper’s appearance in “Must Love Cats,” here it is!

Cooper sends big purrs to the producers of “Must Love Cats,” and to John Fulton, the show’s host.  John was wonderful on the day of the video shoot, and is just as warm and caring in person as he appears on the show.

Presently Cooper is taking a nap on top of the DVR.  He would like his episode replayed immediately.

February 3rd, 2011

Cooper Wins “Best of the Decade”

Wow! Seattle Magazine announced that Cooper has won “Best of the Decade.” Not bad for a 5 year-old feline! Cooper couldn’t be more thrilled, as he has great purr-ide in Seattle!

Two years ago, Cooper had the honor of winning Seattle Magazine’s “Best of 2009.” You should have seen his happy touchdown dance! This award placed Cooper in the Animals category. This category makes sense, as the Photographer Cat is, after all, a cat. Go Cooper, go!

But for his “Best of the Decade” award, Cooper has now interestingly moved up to the Culture category. Incredible! This means that Cooper has moved beyond recognition for just his photography, and for being relatively interesting for a cat. For the first time people not just in Seattle, but all around the world, are able to see into the lives of animals when humans aren’t around. Cooper has brought insight, smiles and laughter into the world of animal lovers everywhere.

Whether you discovered Cooper at one of his photography exhibits, through his website or Facebook page, whether you learned about him on the news, Animal Planet, Good Morning America, People Magazine, whether you saw Cooper’s Cat Cam book on a friend’s coffee table or you’ve simply heard buzz about the Photographer Cat, something has brought you here, and we’re so glad that you have come! Thank you for helping to make Cooper the Photographer Cat the Best of the Decade.

Cooper is currently curled up on his copy of Seattle Magazine for an award-winning nap.

October 26th, 2010

Announcing Cooper’s First Book

Cooper’s first photo book finally is here! Watch the announcement video!

The adventures of the Photographer Cat are documented with his micro Cat Cam. See the world from a cat’s point of view in this stunning, full-color photo book. Available on

A portion of the proceeds is donated to PAWS: Progressive Animal Welfare Society.

Special offer for Cooper’s fans:
Be among the first 20 order 3 or more books and receive a free limited edition special Cooper magnet!
Contact Cooper for details.

“Cat Cam” investigates the secret life of a cat. Through Cooper’s eyes we explore places only cats go, witness interactions with other neighborhood animals, and see the seasons change from a rare and vivid point of view. The book includes many never-before-seen photos, as well as commentary and tips from Cooper himself.

Critical raves for Cooper and his photography:

“Have you ever wondered what your cat does when you’re not there? This is a year in the life of a cat.” – GOOD MORNING AMERICA

“Deirdre and Michael Cross put a camera on the collar of their cat, Cooper, that automatically takes a picture every two minutes… Cooper’s view of the world is so different from what most people see.” – ANIMAL PLANET’s “CATS 101”

“We were blown away!” – PEOPLE MAGAZINE

“Cooper… the first-ever feline photographer!” – IN TOUCH WEEKLY

“We’ve often wondered what our pets do when we’re not looking — but one Seattle couple took an unusual step to find out… Meet Cooper, a cat who took a cue from owners Michael and Deirdre Cross (both filmmakers themselves) and documented his daily goings-on with his own Cat Cam.” –LA TIMES

“Vivid, imaginative, and abstract… Offering a point of view most people never see. That’s the very definition of an artist… even an accidental one.” –EVENING MAGAZINE

May 6th, 2010

Cooper Returns to Seattle – Special Exhibit

If you missed Cooper’s debut gallery show in Seattle last spring, Urban Light Studios in Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood is hosting a ONE DAY only special gallery exhibit THIS SUNDAY! That’s not all; a video crew from Animal Planet will be there videotaping!

Here’s the scoop:

WHEN: Sunday, May 9th from 4:45 – 8:00 pm
WHERE: Urban Light Studios, 8537 Greenwood Avenue N. Seattle, WA 98103
MEET: Cooper’s family (Deirdre, Michael, maybe even Cooper’s baby brother Cameron)
SEE: Cooper’s framed photos, as well as video from his Video Cat Cam! Never-seen-before photos will be on display, along with all-time Cooper favorites from the last two years.

This is a Special Exhibit for Cooper the Photographer Cat. The video crew from Animal Planet will be there documenting the event for their new upcoming show, “Must Love Cats.”

Cooper’s human parents will be there to answer questions about the Cat Cam project. Join us for an afternoon of fun. You never know – something you say about Cooper may just appear on Animal Planet’s new show, “Must Love Cats.”

A portion of sales will be donated to PAWS Cat City Seattle.

We are considering this a “Welcome Home Cooper” party, as his photography has just returned from a 6-month exhibit in Chicago at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. The show went just great! We would like to thank Christie at the Chicago Nature Museum for finding Cooper’s work and presenting it to nearly 100,000 guests of the museum. Cooper even sold a few prints and was able to donate a few clams to his friends at PAWS Chicago.

Wondering what you might see at Cooper’s gallery show? Here’s a video we made of his opening weekend in Chicago at the Nature Museum:

Also, we’d like to thank our more than 10,000 fans on Facebook for being such great supporters of Cooper’s work. It’s fun to see where he goes and even better to share it with all of you! If you’re not already a fan, please see his Facebook page.

January 16th, 2009

All this Publicity is Exhausting

While extremely excited about his upcoming gallery exhibit, Cooper admits growing a little tired of the paparazzi. He seems to put up with a lot, as long as it’s only coming from the liberal elite media.

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January 10th, 2009

Cooper’s First Gallery Exhibit

It’s official: Cooper will soon have his first gallery exhibit. Cooper is jumping with joy!

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January 7th, 2009

Back from vacation

Cooper had a tremendous 2008. What started in 2007 as an experiment has recently received a great deal of unexpected national attention. Art galleries are exhibiting Cooper’s photos, front pages of newspapers around the country are telling his story, and Animal Planet featured Cooper in an episode of Cats 101.

In 2009, Cooper’s fans can look forward to many more exciting developments and new photography. As always, the photos taken by Cooper are 100% original and unaltered. Good boy, Cooper.

Cooper is currently running through the yard in the rain enjoying the beautiful Seattle weather. He’s glad the deep snow has melted.

December 27th, 2008

Christmas Day Photographer

The morning dawned clear and cold at twenty degrees below freezing with 6 inches of snow on the ground. Cooper was happy to put on his camera and go downstairs to see what Santa had brought for him.

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